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MORNING FIRE GUTS BERGENFIELD HOME

By BILL TOMPKINS, Correspondent | June 11, 2021 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 061121105

BERGENFIELD, NJ - Flames rapidly extended throughout a single family home in Bergenfield on June 11th, leaving the structure uninhabitable, but causing no injuries.

Fire units were initially dispatched shortly before 7:00 AM to 21 E. Clinton Ave. Heavy fire was showing from the “C” side over an attached garage, “A” & “B” side second floor , into the attic area and above the roof. A second alarm was immediately transmitted as a deck gun was quickly put into operation and a water supply established. The “B” exposure building was suffering serious exposure issues with melting siding and charring. The master stream was effective in knocking down a large amount of fire allowing companies to enter the structure with lines and perform a search. The initial report of people trapped proved unfounded. A third alarm was sounded as the Englewood truck laddered the roof and vented.

Several areas of collapsed flooring hindered movement inside as companies opened up. Within one hour good progress was being made on the first and second floors, but heavy smoke continued to vent from the attic. Flames showed from several areas of the roof before all visible fire was knocked down. Extensive overhaul followed before mutual aid units were able to pick up. Mutual aid at the scene was provided by Englewood, Teaneck, Tenafly, Dumont, Bogota, and New Milford.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.