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Paramus Crews Arrive to Fully Involved House Fire

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

PARAMUS, NJ - As the sun rose over Bergen County on Friday morning, June 17th, so did a plume of black smoke that billowed from a home in Paramus.

At 5:00 A.M., the fire department was requested to respond to 164 Village Circle West for a reported porch fire extending into the house. Paramus PD arrived on scene and advised they had heavy fire in the rear of the house, and that all occupants were accounted for. Within minutes the home was fully involved in fire as Engine 2 and Truck 4 arrived on scene.

A working fire was transmitted, bringing in remaining Paramus units as well as mutual aid companies. Multiple handlines were stretched and water supplies were established as companies went into a defensive operation on the structure. Tower 4 set up for aerial operations and Engine 4 went into service with their deck gun to assist handlines already in operation. Maywood and River Edge Ladders would be set up and put into operation hitting hot spots throughout.

It took firefighters about 30 minutes to knock down the heavy fire, however they would remain on scene for awhile performing overhaul and hitting hot spots. Shortly after 7:00 A.M., the fire was placed under control. No injuries were reported and the fire is under investigation. The home is a total loss.

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CHRIS TOMPKINSSenior Correspondent

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