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Two-Alarm Fire Quickly Contained in Bergenfield Home

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

Story No. 071921126

BERGENFIELD, NJ - Firefighters made quick work of a one room fire Saturday night, July 17th, that broke out in the second floor bedroom of a home on Hillside Ave.

At approximately 9:20 P.M., 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 second-alarm. DC Naylis also updated the location to 166 Hillside Ave.

Engine 1 and Ladder 1 arrived first on scene and stretched a one-and-three-quarter inch line 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 one hour. No injuries were reported.

Teaneck, New Milford and Dumont provided coverage for the borough. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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