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Basement Fire Damages Home on North Drive in Rochelle Park

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August 22, 2023 | NEW JERSEY BILL TOMPKINS, Correspondent
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.

ROCHELLE PARK, NJ - RPFD, along with mutual aid companies, battled a blaze in a private dwelling on August 22nd. The fire was reported at 36 North Drive at about 8:30 A.M.

Smoke was visible from the one-and-a-half-story frame dwelling on arrival of Rochelle Park and Maywood units. A working fire signal was transmitted, bringing additional units to the scene. The seat of the fire was reported in the basement and black smoke vented as members made a push.

Hackensack Ladder 1 vented the roof. A water supply issue and a burn-through of a part of the first-floor prompted all firefighters to be withdrawn. Once a reliable water supply was established, an interior attack was once again commenced and soon had the fire knocked down.

EMS reported three non-life-threatening civilian injuries. One male resident was arrested for obstructing operations and resisting arrest. Maywood, Hackensack, Paramus, and Saddle Brook units assisted at the scene while others covered the empty firehouse.

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BILL TOMPKINSCorrespondent

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