Photo credit: Boyd A. Loving
Two cats die in Ridgewood house fire
Boyd A. Loving
Ridgewood NJ, Numerous 911 calls were received by Ridgewood FD shortly after 3:00 PM on Friday, 11/28 reporting a basement fire at 303 South Pleasant Avenue. First arriving units observed smoke coming from a second story window and the back door. All occupants of the home and a dog had safely evacuated the home prior to arrival of the fire department. However, two (2) cats were reportedly trapped inside; both succumbed to smoke inhalation despite the valiant efforts of Ridgewood Emergency Service members who performed CPR and administered oxygen. No injuries were sustained by humans. The fire was contained to the basement but there was smoke damage throughout the home. Origin of the fire is under investigation. Glen Rock PD assisted with traffic control. Glen Rock FD, Waldwick FD, Ridgewood EMS, and Ridgewood Emergency Services were all called to the scene. South Pleasant Avenue was closed between Spring Avenue and Grove Street while emergency personnel worked.
Photo credit:Boyd A. Loving