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Bergenfield Crews Battle Second Fire of the Day

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BERGENFIELD, NJ - Less than 12 hours after Bergenfield firefighters battled a well involved second-alarm fire on September 3rd, firefighters would be called to battle another two-alarm house fire.

Around 3:15 P.M., multiple calls came in to dispatch reporting a house fire at 1 Arlington Ave. Police officers arrived first on scene and reported fire in the rear of the house. Engine 4 arrived on scene and stretched an initial attack line to the rear of the house as fire vented from a rear window. A second-alarm was transmitted, bringing in mutual aid from Dumont and New Milford.

Firefighters knocked down the heavy fire from the rear and stretched a line through the rear door as other companies stretched an additional line through the front door. Firefighters knocked down the fire within 15 minutes and continued with overhaul. During searches of the home three animals were found, two of which were rescued and one that perished in the blaze.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. No injuries were reported.

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CHRIS TOMPKINSSenior Correspondent

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