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Overnight Fire Contained in Lodi Popeyes Chicken

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.

LODI, NJ - At 12:52 A.M. on the morning of October 19th, the Lodi Fire Department and Lodi Police Department were dispatched for an activated fire alarm at Popeyes at 11 Route 46 West.

Upon arrival of Engine 614, Capt. Joe Varrecchia confirmed smoke showing and asked for a working fire assignment. A RIT team from Wallington FD was called to the scene.

One line was stretched and put into operations. Engine 615 dropped a supply line to feed Engine 614. Engine 612's crew assisted with fire attack operations while Ladder 613 arrived and sent a crew to the roof for ventilation. Within a few minutes, the fire was out and under control. No injuries were reported, and the fire is currently under investigation by Lodi Fire Prevention Bureau.

Mutual aid from Rochelle Park, Maywood, Saddle Brook and Hasbrouck Heights assisted in covering the town. Companies were already on the road from a previous alarm, and due to the rapid response, the damage was confined to the kitchen.

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DAMIEN DANISSenior Correspondent

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