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Stubborn fire destroys New Milford duplex

Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot File Photo
Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot
Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: No immediate injuries were reported in a stubborn fire that blew through a New Milford duplex tonight.

“As far as we know, all the residents got out,” Police Chief Frank Papapietro told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .  A dog perished, however.

A New Milford firefighter also was taken to the hospital with burns described as not life-threatening.

222 Main Street

The blaze broke out at 222 Main Street, near Prospect Avenue, just after 9:30 p.m.

Fire companies from Oradell, River Edge and Bergenfield aided their New Milford colleagues. A ladder truck and several lines poured water on the fire well past 10:30.

Ten minutes or so earlier, command pulled all personnel from the 2½-story, wood-frame building.

A DPW sander truck was requested, as well as PSE&G to cut the power. The building department and mayor were notified, as well.

New Milford Ambulance workers set up a heating tent, while the Teaneck Fire Department’s Box 54 supplied water, coffee and hot chocolate to those working the scene.

ALL PHOTOS: Dan Demarest

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