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Fire on Gamewell Street

IMG_3793 IMG_3798 IMG_3806On June 21 at 12:44 hours Engines 4 and 5 ladder 1, rescue 1 and Deputy Chief 1 were dispatched in the area of 128 Gamewell St. Engine 5 radioed that they saw a smoke condition from the rear of headquarters and they were responding. Deputy Chief 1 arrived on scene reported 2 ½ story frame smoke and fire on the B side of the house extending into the home requested a 2nd alarm bringing a Teaneck fast team and an Englewood truck to the scene. Engine 4 stretched 1 ¾ line into the first floor along with engine 1 stretching a line to the second floor. Ladder 1 and rescue 1 began primary search and opening up walls checking for fire extension into the house. Ladder 1 found moderate smoke in the second floor ceiling. Rescue 1 was met with heavy smoke and fire in the attic and requested a line and the roof be opened. Engine 1 and 2 advanced a line into the attic area to extinguish fire. Engine 5 assisted with ground ladder on the side for egress and then stretched a 3rd line into the home to assist. Companies continued to operate on all floors of the house. The fire was knocked down in less than 30 minutes. Relief crews from Hackensack and the Englewood truck continued an overhaul. Hackensack EMS, Hackensack UMC ambulance and box 54 were on scene to assist with rehab. One firefighter was transported to Hackensack UMC with a minor injury to his neck. Hackensack fire prevention is in the process of conducting the investigation.

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