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Two-Alarm Basement Fire in Passaic

By BILL TOMPKINS, Correspondent | January 06, 2020 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 010720102

Passaic, NJ - Quick work by Passaic firefighters was able to knock down a basement fire before extensive damage was done to a home in the Passaic Park section of the city on January 6th. Fire units responded at about 3:00 A.M. to 48 Terhune Ave., and found a working fire in the basement of the two-and-a-half story frame dwelling. A second-alarm was transmitted, bringing the rest of the on-duty city rigs to the scene. Lines were stretched and the home was vented. All occupants had exited the structure before FD arrival. The fire was extinguished in less than a half hour. The home was checked for extension. With none found, units began to be released. No injuries were reported and the cause is under investigation.

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