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Stubborn Two-Alarm Fire Battled in Teaneck

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TEANECK, NJ - Firefighters chased pockets of fire at a house fire Tuesday night, October 4th, that took just under one hour to bring under control.

Teaneck firefighters were dispatched to the area of 770 Downing St. for a neighbor reporting smoke coming from the roof of a house. Police officers arrived within minutes and reported a heavy smoke condition on the second floor of 773 Downing St., with no residents at the home.

Battalion Chief Robins arrived and confirmed a working fire with fire showing from the first floor, 'Charlie-Delta' corner. Squad 24 arrived on scene and stretched an initial attack line through the front door to the rear of the house and located a fire in the kitchen. A second-alarm was transmitted, bringing in mutual aid to the scene.

Truck 1 and additional Teaneck units arrived on scene and went to work with secondary water supply, searches and ventilation. The fire was knocked down quickly, however it had extended to the second floor. Crews opened up walls and pulled ceilings chasing pockets of fire until bringing it fully under control in just under one hour.

Mutual aid from Englewood, Hackensack, Bogota, and Ridgefield Park assisted on scene. No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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CHRIS TOMPKINSSenior Correspondent

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