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Fire Tears Through Animal Hospital in Fairfield

Fairfield Township (Essex)

All staff and animals made it out of a raging three-alarm fire that tore through an animal hospital in Essex County on Saturday night.

The fast-moving fire ignited inside the Animal Hospital of Fairfield, located at 428 Fairfield Road, just before 9:10 p.m.

Crews arrived at the scene and struck a second, then third alarm for manpower as they observed heavy flames coming from the roof of the structure, according to fire officials.

Firefighters stretched several lines to and preformed a surround and drowned operation to get the blaze under control in about an hour and a half.

A search of the building indicated no trapped or injured occupants or animals, according to fire officials.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.