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Fire Quickly Contained In Bergenfield 2nd Alarm House Fire

By CHRIS TOMPKINS, Senior Correspondent | July 17, 2021 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 071921126

Bergenfield - Firefighters made quick work of a one room fire Saturday night, that broke out on the second floor bedroom on Hillside Ave.
At Approximately 9:20pm, Bergenfield firefighters were dispatched to Pleasant Ave for a reported house fire. Minutes later, Deputy Chief Naylis arrived on scene and reported smoke and fire showing and transmitted a 2nd alarm. DC Naylis also updated the location to 166 Hillside Ave. Engine 1 and Ladder 1 arrived first on scene and stretched an 1.75" through the front door as ladder 1 laddered the building. Heavy fire continued to vent from the bravo side, second floor window as crews masked up and entered the home. Minutes later the heavy fire was knocked down. Mutual aid from Dumont, Englewood, and a FAST Team from Tenafly assisted on scene with overhaul and checking for extension. The fire was brought under control within an hour. No injures were reported. Teaneck, New Milford, and Dumont provided cover for the borough. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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