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Englewood Firefighters Battle Mid-Day Inferno

By CHRIS TOMPKINS, Senior Correspondent | September 08, 2021 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 090821115

ENGLEWOOD, NJ - Heavy smoke filled the sky as firefighters battled a fully involved house fire late Wednesday morning, September 8th.

Multiple calls were received for a reported house fire at 15 West Hamilton Ave. Incident Command Johnston arrived on scene within minutes and reported a heavily involved house with possible exposure problems and transmitted the second-alarm.

Exterior operations were ordered on arrival of all members due to the home being deemed condemned due to storm flooding. PSE&G was requested on a rush. Heavy fire consumed the whole 'Charlie' side of the home and quickly spread throughout the structure. Several hand lines, two ladder pipes and a deck gun were used to to knock down the main body of fire within 30 minutes.

Mutual aid from Hackensack, Teaneck, and Tenafly assisted on scene. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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