3/30/2016 - HFD Fire Briefs

On Thursday March 31, 2016 @0953 Hrs. members of the 2nd platoon responded to 376 1st street for a reported fire. Upon arrival of deputy 2 he reported smoke showing from a 1 story laundromat and requested a 2nd alarm bringing Teaneck FAST team and Hackensack UMC EMS to the scene along with additional city coverage. Engine’s 5 and 4 placed a 2 ½ inch handline in service and began to extinguish the fire which was located in the rear of the building. Ladder 3 and rescue 1 began searches and opening up. Fire was quickly knocked down by the companies. Companies remained to check for extension and overhaul. No injuries reported to any occupants or members. Hackensack fire prevention is conduction the investigation ###
LT Justin Derevyanik HFD PIO 

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On Wednesday March 30, 2016 @1911 hrs. members of the 1st platoon responded to 140 Prospect Ave. apartment 14A for a reported fire. Companies found smoke on the 14th floor in the hallway and began to stretch 2 ½ hose line from the floor below to apartment 14a. Companies found a fire in the kitchen area that was partially extinguished by the sprinkler system. Members contained the fire and began to open up and check for extension. Fire was contained to the apartment. Several other apartments on the 14th floor and floors below sustained water damage. Three occupants sustained minor smoke inhalation while self-evacuation from the apartment, 2 were treated at the scene and 1 was transported to Holy Name ER by Hackensack Volunteer EMS. The cause of the fire was found to be grease on top of the stove that flashed causing extension to the microwave and cabinets. Building was turned back over to building management to begin restoration. Additional companies that assisted at the scene were Teaneck and Hackensack Volunteer EMS.

LT. Justin Derevyanik HFD PIO