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Harrington Park Firefighters Battle Early Morning Blaze

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

HARRINGTON PARK, NJ - A home was destroyed in the early morning of July 29th as heavy fire and smoke filled the sky in Harrington Park.

At 5:05 A.M., Harrington Park, along with Norwood and Northvale, responded for a reported structure fire at 33 Maryann Ln. Harrington Park PD arrived first on scene and reported a fully involved house fire at 30 Maryann Ln. Shortly after, FD arrived and confirmed a fully involved home and transmitted the second-alarm.

The home was confirmed to be vacant at the time and crews went to defensive operations on arrival. A master stream from Harrington Park was put into operation along with several hand lines from Norwood E 362. Firefighters were able to knock down the majority of the fire within 15 minutes.

Additional mutual aid continued to arrive and assisted with extinguishment and opening up hotspots. The fire was placed probably will hold in under one hour, however crews remained on scene for a while. Mutual aid from Old Tappan, Demarest, River Vale and Demarest responded to the scene. Emerson and Alpine assisted in covering the town. No injuries were reported, and the fire is under investigation. 

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CHRIS TOMPKINSSenior Correspondent

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