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Busy Night for Department Assisting Glen Rock FD

2 firefighters injured battling Glen Rock house fire


GLEN ROCK — Two Ridgewood firefighters were injured Monday night battling a blaze at a ranch home in Glen Rock, according to borough officials.

The blaze started at a house on Prospect Street around 7:45 p.m., officials said.

“When the crews went in, it looks like the fire was burning for quite a while,” Glen Rock Fire Chief Tom Jennings said. “They actually went through the floor into fire. Two of our members [from the Glen Rock Fire Deptartment] pulled them out to safety when they went through the floor.”

Both firefighters were taken to The Valley Hospital, where they were expected to survive, Jennings said.

“Some burns on the legs and the hands,” Jennings added about the injuries to the firefighters. “There’s no life-threatening injuries.”

Darshan Narang, 20, was at school at NJIT when he heard about the blaze. He lived at the home with his uncle and aunt.

“Someone called and said the house was on fire,” Narang said. “We came out here.”

The home was deemed inhabitable, Jennings said. The blaze was under control around 9:30 p.m.

“They’re going to be a little while longer,” Mayor Bruce Packer said. “There’s a lot more cleanup to do, so they’re still working and will be here for quite a while longer.”

“We have a lot of assistance, a lot of good companies here,” Packer said, noting that five departments helped put down the fire, including Ridgewood, Hawthorne, Midland Park and Fair Lawn.