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Cresskill Firefighters Battle Fully Involved Shed Fire

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Cresskill - At around 3:20pm on Monday, July 4th the Cresskill Fire Department was dispatched to 40 Beechwood Rd for a reported garage fire. First arriving Police units reported a fire in a shed with a close exposure to the home. Chief Ulshoefer arrived on scene and reported he had a fully involved shed fire that was threatning the home and extended to a tree and fence. A working fire was transmitted as Engine 1 arrived on scene and streched an attack line as others members established a supply line. The fire had already melted the siding on the home and ignited a small area of the wood on the exterior. Firefighters were able to extinguish all visible fire as mutual aid companies arrived on scene. Dumont Engine 3 was ordered to check for any extension to the interior of the home and Demarest firefighters assisted with overhaul and hotspots. Tenafly FD arrived and stood by as the FAST Team. The fire was under control with in a half an hour. One firefighter was treated for minor burns and heat related illness. The cause of the fire appears to be accidential.

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CHRIS TOMPKINSSenior Correspondent

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