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Irvington Firefighters Extinguish Blaze in Vacant House

By rlsmetro on
Irvington Township

Irvington Firefighters extinguished a fast-moving fire that gutted a house in the Township Thursday night. 

Crews were dispatched to 124 Ellis Avenue to investigate reports of a fire around 7:40 p.m. 

Upon arrival, firefighters found heavy fire engulfing a two-and-a-half-story wood-framed house at that location. 

Officials say firefighters were made aware that the home was occupied by squatters who may still be inside the structure. 

Firefighters stretched multiple lines and had four master streams in use to get the roaring fire under control just before 10:30 p.m. 

A search of the home for trapped and injured occupants came back negative and the cause of the fire is under investigation.