the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Saddle River Nj, at 01:45 this morning, the Saddle River Fire Dept. was requested to a home on E Saddle River Rd. for a reported garage fire. Saddle River Police Department units were on patrol, and located a garage on fire. Saddle River Police Department was able to use two fire extinguishers to knock down the fire, but they advised there was still fire in the walls. Chief 1130 arrived on scene to find a 2 story garage, occupied as a residence with smoke pushing from the open garage door at which time he requested the 2nd alarm be dispatched. Asst. Chief 1140 arrived on scene and assumed operations as Engine 1131 (OIC 1170) arrived, taking the driveway and preparing for fire attack. Crews located a minor fire behind the wall, which was quickly extinguished. Once the fire was out, the incoming 2nd alarm was canceled, and our assignment was held with Engine 1131 and Ladder 1141.
Thank you to our mutual aid for responding, and excellent job to the police officers that were able to knock the fire down. It is always important to remember to test your smoke detectors, and ensure they are working properly. Smoke detectors save lives.