MONTCLAIR, NJ - One firefighter was injured while attending to a blaze on Saturday morning. The fire broke out while the residents were away from home.
Sometime around 11:50AM, the Montclair Fire Department responded to a call reporting a smoke condition at a home at 15 Oxford St. When Montclair Fire units arrived, they found heavy fire issuing from the roof of the house.
Firefighters made entry into the structure and extinguished the fire, fire officials stated.
According to fire officials, "There was heavy fire damage to the 3rd floor, smoke and water damage to the floors below."
Units from West Orange, Bloomfield, East Orange, and Caldwell helped to bring the fire under control while units from Belleville, North Caldwell, and Cedar Grove covered the township for the duration of the incident. The cause is under investigation.
There was one reported minor Fire Department injury, but no reported civilian injuries. The last units cleared the scene at 2:01 pm.