photos courtesy of City of Hackensack Fire Department
the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Hackensack NJ, on Sunday April 3rd @08:11 Hackensack Fire Desk received a 911 call reporting a fire at 99 Fair Street. While companies were responding Deputy 4 reported smoke from a distance and requested a 2nd alarm. Upon arrival companies were met with heavy smoke and fire conditions on the 2nd floor of the home with fire extending into the attic. Companies put several handlines in service to begin knocking down fire on the 2nd floor and to protect the house next door. Ladder 1 and rescue 1 conducted searches and began to open up the 2nd floor ceilings to gain access to the attic. Fire extended to the attic area due to limited access.
Additional companies from Englewood Fire and Teaneck Fire assisted on the 2nd floor with firefighting operations. The fire was knocked down in about 30 minutes and under control in a little over an hour. . Companies remained on scene for extensive overhaul. 1 Firefighter and 1 occupant were injured and transported with minor injuries to Hackensack UMC. Additional units on scene Bogota Fire Department, Hackensack UMC BLS, Hackensack police and building department. Fire is currently being investigated by Hackensack Fire Prevention.