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Montclair Battles a Second Alarm

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September 25, 2022 | 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.

MONTCLAIR, NJ - No injuries were reported as a fire caused extensive damage to all floors of a large two-and-a-half story home in Montclair on September 25th.

Heavy fire was venting from the 'B/C' corner of the first floor as fire units arrived at 192 Inwood Ave. at 1:00 P.M. after receiving multiple calls reporting the house fire. Lines were quickly stretched in the front door and crews soon had the visible flames knocked down, but the fire was extending upwards within the walls of the older structure. A second-alarm was transmitted for additional manpower.

Two cats were removed by firefighters during searches. The smoke condition improved on the first and second floor, but was pushing out of the attic. Additional lines and much opening up, and soon the smoke lessened. The fire was placed under control in just over one hour. Mutual aid at the scene was provided by Bloomfield, West Orange, East Orange, and Clifton.

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