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No Injuries Reported in Four-Alarm House Fire in Rutherford

By kcora on

An early morning fire destroyed a Francisco Avenue home and damaged a second according to officials.

Crews responded to the 100 block of Francisco Avenue for a report of a house fire sometime around 11 this morning.

Upon arrival, crews encountered a fully engulfed porch which quickly spread to the rest of the home causing damage to a second home.

There were no injuries reported among occupants or firefighters but a poodle boxer mix was rescued from the home while a second dog from a neighboring home was also treated for smoke inhalation.

The fire was placed under control within one hour.

Mutual aid from Carlstadt, East Rutherford, Lyndhurst, North Arlington and Wallington responded to the scene to assist.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Photo: John Joyce