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Hawthorne Home Damaged by Early-Morning Blaze

By BILL TOMPKINS, Correspondent | December 28, 2021 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 123021101

HAWTHORNE, NJ - An early-morning house fire damaged the building, but caused no apparent injuries on December 28th.

Around 7:30 A.M., Hawthorne Fire was dispatched to 61 Prescott Ave. for a reported fire in the ceiling. First arriving units found heavy fire venting out of a window on the second floor on the 'D' side and extending into the eaves. A second-alarm was sounded as members began a search.

Lines were stretched inside and much of the visible fire was extinguished, but the flames traveled in the walls and soon vented at the roofline of the 'C-D' corner. They continued to intensify as members worked to open up and extinguish them. The fire continued to spread and eventually showed at the front attic window and eaves.

Tower 2 was put into operation and soon had the fire knocked down. Companies continued to open up and make progress. As the smoke lightened, the fire was placed under control. North Haledon, Prospect Park, Glen Rock and Paterson assisted at the scene.

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