WAYNE, NJ - On November 15 at 6:04PM Wayne Fire Dispatch was notified of a possible propane tank on fire close to a house on Oakwood Drive near Cedar Pl. A minute later fire Companies 5 and 2 were dispatched. Company 1 was dispatched soon after as a second call reported that the house had caught fire.
At 6:10 the first chief arrived on scene and declared a working structure fire with a heavy fire load on the left side of the house. Not long after, Company 3 was added for additional manpower.
“The initial attack on the fire was a quick exterior attack followed quickly with a second attack line through the front door to extinguish all interior fire in the house and attic,” said Fire Commissioner Bob Minarick. “The fire in the attic was very stubborn and significant overhaul was necessary to dig it out.”
The fire was declared under control at 6:54.
The left side of the house suffered significant fire damage while the interior suffered heavy fire, smoke and water damage. The scene was turned over to Fire Inspection and is preliminarily being declared undetermined.
No injuries were reported, and all units cleared the scene by 9:00. As usual the Fire Dept thanked the PD and EMS for their help.