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Gas Main Fire in Bergenfield

By CHRIS TOMPKINS, Senior Correspondent | July 04, 2020 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 070520102

Bergenfield, NJ - Bergenfield firefighters stood by, after evacuating part of West Central Ave., awaiting PSE&G to cut power and secure a gas line that caught fire late Saturday night, July 4th. As fireworks erupted through the evening of the Fourth of July, firefighters were dispatched just before midnight for reported wires down and no power in the area. Chief Naylis arrived on scene to find primary wires arcing in front of 140 West Central Ave., and upon further investigation noticed that the wires were burning through to a gas line. The gas line would catch fire and free burn on the sidewalk. West Central Ave. was shut down in both directions as PSE&G was requested on a rush and mutual aid from Dumont was requested to assist with evacuations. Companies remained on scene for two hours until both the electric and gas were secure. No injuries or damage to homes were reported.

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