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Firefighters Battle Raging House Fire in Irvington Township

Irvington Township

Several fire companies joined Irvington Township firefighters in Essex County as they battled a late Saturday evening house fire. 

Heavy fire tore through the roof of a three-story wood-framed house located at 871 Lyons Avenue just before 9 p.m. 

Firefighters arrived at the scene and were met by dark smoke and flames engulfing the upper portion of the building. 

Crews stretched several lines and immediately began pouring water on the blaze that started to extend to neighboring homes. One firefighter reported feeling ill and was evaluated at the scene. 

According to officials, the fire was brought under control in about an hour. 

No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire is still unknown.