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Madison NJ fights Two Structure Fires 7 Hours Apart

By ROBERT DUNNE, Correspondent | September 18, 2020 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 100820100

The first 2nd alarm structure fire was a garage fire which was dispatched on September 18 at 20:00 hrs. Units were on scene within two minutes and were able to control the fire without extension into the house. The second fire occurred in the morning of September 19 at 3:00. Residents were woken by the sound of their smoke alarms going off. Once residents made it down the stairs, they noticed smoke coming up the stairs from the basement. They evacuated and called the fire department. First arriving units found the heavy smoke condition and automatically called for a second alarm. Fire quickly moved throughout the house and at one point there was fire showing on every floor of the balloon frame constructed house. The main body of fire was knocked down within an hour and units were on scene for 4 hours, with most of the time being used for overhaul. Mutual aid was received from 7 other towns along with two others for station coverage.

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