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Elmwood Park Blaze Quickly Knocked

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

Story No. 100721122

ELMWOOD PARK, NJ - Firefighters battled a blaze in a Peruvian restaurant in Elmwood Park during 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 30 minutes. A second-alarm was struck, bringing companies from Clifton, Fair Lawn, Garfield and Saddle Brook to the scene. Cover companies from Lodi, Maywood, and Rochelle Park stood by at Co. 4's firehouse. The fire was declared under control a little over one hour later by Chief of Dept. Robert Bruce. The American Red Cross was called to assist displaced tenants from the apartments on the second floor. Firefighters also rescued a cat in the blaze.

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