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Second-Alarm Garage Fire in Tenafly

By CHRIS TOMPKINS, Senior Correspondent | July 26, 2020 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 072620105

Tenafly, NJ - Firefighters from Tenafly made quick work of a fire in an attached garage late Sunday morning, July 26th, that started as a car fire.

Just before 11:00 A.M., firefighters were requested to 108 Devon Road for a reported car fire inside the garage that was attached to the home. First arriving chiefs found heavy smoke coming from the garage on the 'Bravo' side of the house and transmitted the working fire with a FAST team from Dumont. Upon investigation they found two autos in the garage, with one on fire and extending.

As the first due engine arrived on scene, heavy smoke and fire was venting and a one-and-three-quarter inch attack line was stretched up the driveway. A second alarm was transmitted as an additional line was stretched.

Mutual aid from Englewood, Dumont and Cresskill assisted in knocking down the fire and checking for any extension into the home. The fire was knocked down within 20 minutes, but units remained on scene for overhaul. No injuries were reported.

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