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Early Morning House Fire in Wood-Ridge

By DAMIEN DANIS, Senior Correspondent | August 16, 2020 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 081620103

A pre-dawn fire damaged a Wood-Ridge home on the early morning of August 16th. At 2:29 A.M., firefighters were dispatched to the area of 346 Wood-Ridge Ave for a reported fire. Chief of Dept. Mike Cribben arrived on scene and observed smoke and fire coming from the home at 347 Wood-Ridge Ave. As companies arrived on scene they had fire on the B side of the dwelling that apparently began on a deck of the home. The began extend to the home and a second alarm was struck bringing mutual aid to the scene. Additional manpower was needed on the scene so a third alarm was transmitted. The exposure building a private dwelling suffered heat damage. Firefighters had the knocked down within 45 minutes before it was officially placed under control shortly after 4 A.M.by orders of Chief of Dept Cribben.

Mutual aid who assisted on scene came from Hasbrouck Heights, Carlstadt, Moonachie, Lodi, Little Ferry, Secaucus and Wallington. Additional EMS units also on scene assisting Wood-Ridge came from Carlstadt EMS, Moonachie First Aid & Rescue North Arlington EMS, Hackensack Mask Service Unit, Hackensack Meridian Health EMS and
Hackensack Meridian Health Paramedics. Companies standing by at fire headquarters were Rutherford, East Rutherford, Garfield and Elmwood Park. The cause of the fire is under investigation. One firefighter was transported to the hospital as a precaution.

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