photos courtesy of Ashley Pattman
the Staff of the Ridgwood Blog
Ho-Ho- Kus NJ , Yesterday at approximately 12:00 the Ho-Ho- Kus Fire Department was alerted to a home on Spruce Place for a report of smoke emanating from the first floor of the residence.
Initial reports from Police and Fire units confirmed a heavy smoke condition in the basement.
Car 730 requested an additional engine and truck company as well as a Firefighter Assist and Search Team (F.A.S.T.) to the scene. Upon arrival, Engine 733 stretched an attack line through the front door of the residence, Truck 7 placed their aerial device in service, and Engine 731 assisted 733 in establishing a water supply as well as securing electric and gas utilities.
Members located a heating unit within a confined basement crawl space on fire. Flames were observed impinging on floor joists and insulation.Members placed a 1 3/4” line in service, quickly extinguishing the fire which was moments away from extending to the floor above. Due to the quick action of our firefighters, the fire was contained to the unit of origin resulting in minimal damage.
The following agencies who provided assistance on scene, Ho-Ho-Kus Police Department , Ho-Ho-Kus Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Ramsey Fire Department and Waldwick NJ Volunteer Fire Department.