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Two-Alarm House Fire in Bergenfield

By CHRIS TOMPKINS, Senior Correspondent | December 29, 2020 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 122920105

Bergenfield, NJ - Bergenfield firefighters made quick work of a smoky fire in a vacant house under construction on Tuesday night, December 29, 2020, that would go to two alarms.

Firefighters were called to 38 Sunset Place at 6:40 P.M. for a report of smoke coming from the rear of the home, which appeared to be vacant at the time. Chief Naylis arrived on scene and confirmed smoke showing from the rear of the house, and also confirmed that the house was unoccupied.

Engine 1 arrived on scene, hit the hydrant and laid in as Ladder 1 arrived as well. A one-and-three-quarter inch handline was stretched through the front door where the fire was located in the rear of the house. A second-alarm was transmitted, bringing mutual aid from Englewood, New Milford and Dumont to the scene.

Crews were able to quickly knock down the fire and prevent any further extension to the home. The fire was under control within 30 minutes. The cause is under investigation.

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