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Third Alarm in Hackensack

By JUSTIN DEREVYANIK, Correspondent | October 11, 2020 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 101220117

On Sunday October 11, 2020 @ 12:39 a call was received via 911 Reporting smoke in the area of Elizabeth Street near the dead end. Engine 1 reported heavy smoke from a distance while they were responding. Deputy 4 arrived had heavy smoke and fire showing from a commercial building #44 Elizabeth St. and requested a 2nd alarm. Companies gained entry into the building and found fire running the roof line in the building. Several hand lines were placed in service through a bay door to knock down heavy pockets of fire. During the initial attack companies had sever water issues due to limited access for apparatus on the dead end. Companies were evacuated from the building due to a sag in the roof with the threat of a collapse. Command transmitted a 3rd alarm bringing additional resources to the scene. Companies operated several large hose streams and master streams from the exterior knocking down the majority of the fire. Companies reentered the building to complete extinguishment of the fire. One firefighter received a minor injury and the fire does not appear to be suspicious. HFD faced many challenges at this fire and overcame them with hard work and help from our mutual aid towns. HFD would like to thank all in city and out of city agencies that assisted today

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