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Two Multiples in Two Days for Fair Lawn

By BiLL TOMPKINS, Correspondent | August 19, 2020 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 082020104

For the second time in two days, Fair Lawn firefighters were faced with a fire requiring additional alarms to quell the flames. The morning after a two alarm fire caused significant damage to a restaurant, a three alarm response was called for as heavy fire greeted first arriving companies on August 19th.

At about 7:00 AM, a fire was reported at 14-05 Ellis Ave. Heavy fire was involving the rear of a 2 ½ story frame dwelling from the first floor and extending over the roof. Engine 3 made a quick hit on the flames with their deck gun then companies advanced inside. The fire had extended into the second floor and attic. Companies made a hard push and soon had the heavy fire knocked down. Intermittent heavy rain blanketed the area as companies overhauled the structure. The fire was placed under control in under one hour.

There were no reported injuries and the home was reported to be unoccupied at the time of the fire. Elmwood Park, Hawthorne, Glen Rock, and Saddle Brook assisted at the scene.

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