SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Members of the Scotch Plains Fire Department were going through demolition exercises at the vacated rectory at Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) Church when they were summoned to use those skills for real at a structure fire on Rahway Road two miles away.

Already firefighters quickly climbed down from the roof of the rectory and rushed to the blaze less than two miles away. Residents appear to have been able to escape the flames. 

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