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Resident killed in Bogota house fire.

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A senior resident was killed in an  house fire in Bogota on the morning of  November 18. At 5:58am, The Bogota Fire Department was dispatched to a reported house fire at 320 River Rd. reports were coming in of possable occupants trapped.  Engine 1 & Ladder 1 arrived first due to  find heavy fire showing from a single-family house at the corner of River Road at West Main st. Members of Engine 1 made an aggressive  attack knocking down several rooms of fire. 

 A unresponsive 74-year-old male who was in the home was rushed to Hackensack University Medical Center after firefighters and police officers gave CPR was on the front lawn , where he was pronounced dead, responders said  A woman who lived with him in the home  escaped and declined being taken to a hospital

 The fire was brought under control in about an hour. Mutual aid  from Englewood, Hackensack, Ridgefield Park Park and Teaneck asisted on scene while severeal ohter out of town companies covered firehouses .The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Bergen County Arson Squad  along with Bogota police and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Identification, which collected evidence.

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DAMIEN DANISSenior Correspondent

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