Police & Fire

Residents Displaced After Two-Alarm Early Morning Fire on Montague Place

MONTCLAIR, NJ - On Thursday, at 1:42am the Montclair Fire Department received a call reporting a house fire on Montague Pl. 

Deputy Chief Robert Duncan has confirmed, "Units arrived to find heavy fire coming out of the soffit area on the left side of the house."  

He added that all residents were safely evacuated when trucks arrived. In less than an hour, the fire was under control. 

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Duncan added, "Fire damage was complete to the 3rd floor attic area and contents, water damage to the 1st & 2nd floors, and a hole was cut in the roof for ventilation."  

Units from Clifton, West Orange, Bloomfield, and East Orange responded to the fire scene with mutual aid, while units from Orange, Verona, and Cedar Grove covered the town.  

Due to the nature and extent of fie damage to the home, the residents have been displaced. The Red Cross was called to the scene to support any residents in need.   

No injuries were reported.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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