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100+ Year Old Retail Building Heavily Damaged in Englewood Second-Alarm

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October 31, 2023 | NEW JERSEY BILL TOMPKINS, Correspondent
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.

ENGLEWOOD, NJ - A two-alarm blaze at 228 W. Palisades Ave. in Englewood on October 31st caused significant damage to Wides Liquors, part of a unique over 100-year-old building. The structure is a one-story taxpayer with three retail stores in the front, with two attached two-and-a-half-story residences in the rear.

When units arrived at approximately 8:30 A.M., black smoke was issuing from the liquor store. A second-alarm was transmitted as the store was opened up and the exposures evacuated. Smoke was also showing from the rear residence. One line was stretched in the front door and was able to quickly hit the seat of the fire. No fire extension was located in the rear home, or the other businesses. Wides Liquors was seriously damaged and was shuttered. The fire was placed under control in less than one hour.

No injuries were reported. Hackensack, Teaneck, Tenafly, and Bogota provided mutual aid at the scene.

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BILL TOMPKINSCorrespondent

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