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Two-Alarm Garage Fire Damages Englewood Cliffs Home

By CHRIS TOMPKINS, Senior Correspondent | November 07, 2021 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 110921120

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ - Firefighters battled a stubborn second-alarm fire on Barbara Drive, Sunday night, November 7th, that destroyed two cars and caused extensive damage to the home.

Just before 9:00 P.M., the Englewood Cliffs FD was dispatched to 16 Barbara Dr. for an activated fire alarm. First arriving units were met with heavy fire from the garage doors, with multiple cars burning inside. A working fire was transmitted, bringing mutual aid from Englewood to the scene.

Engine 1 arrived and hooked up to a hydrant, stretching multiple lines to the garage and through the front door. A second-alarm was transmitted, bringing in additional units to assist on scene. The heavy fire was knocked down quickly and crews began opening up to check for any extension to the first or second floors. Firefighters battled small stubborn fires in and under the automobiles. Crews switched to foam operations to extinguish the remaining fire.

All firefighters performed extensive overhaul, however were able to contain the fire to the garage with minor extension into the home. Mutual aid from Englewood, Leonia, Cliffside Park, Edgewater and Fort Lee assisted on scene. No injuries were reported, and the fire remains under investigation.

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