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Elmwood Park blaze quickly knocked

By DAMIEN DANIS, Senior Correspondent | October 07, 2021 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 100721122

Firefighters battled blaze in a Peruvian restaurant in Elmwood Park in the early morning hours of October 7th. The fire broke out in the kitchen at Sara Sara on Broadway just before 4:30 a.m. Arriving Battalion chief Thompson had fire showing from the building on the ground floor extending to the second floor through the duct work . Quick work by firefighters had the fire knocked down on both the first and second floors in about an 1/2 hr.
Firefighters also rescued a cat in the blaze . A second alarm was struck and bringing companies from Clifton, Fair Lawn, Garfield and Saddle Brook to the scene , while cover companies from Lodi, Maywood, Rochelle Park stood by at co 4 firehouse. It was declared under control a little over an hour later by Chief of Dept Robert Bruce. 29The American Red Cross was assisting displaced tenants from the apartments on the second floor. .5K

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