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Pets Succumb at Bergenfield House Fire

By BILL TOMPKINS, Correspondent | December 23, 2021 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 122821102

BERGENFIELD, NJ - Two dogs and a cat were killed in a two-alarm blaze in Bergenfield on December 23rd. The early afternoon fire started on the first floor of a home at 88 Lunn Ave., and was extending out a first floor window up to the second floor and attic as firefighters arrived. A second-alarm was immediately called, bringing units from Englewood, Tenafly, Dumont and New Milford to the scene. Lines were stretched through the front door, and the roof was laddered and vented. Companies were able to quickly quell the flames and the fire was placed under control in less than one hour. One firefighter received an arm injury, but the residents all escaped unscathed with the exception of their pets. The cause is under investigation.

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