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Ridgefield Firefighters Battle Raging Early Morning House Fire; Hoarding Blamed


Firefighters in Ridgefield battled an early morning two-alarm fire that tore through a house on Saturday.

According to preliminary reports, fire broke out at 616 Elm Avenue at approximately 4:20 am where firefighters were dispatch to the scene for a reported house fire.

Officials say upon arrival, crews encountered heavy fire showing from the rear of the single-family brick front house.

Firefighters attempted an interior attack and were able to extinguish heavy fire on the first floor, but due to hoarding conditions, crews were forced to evacuate the building as flames extended into the attic.

Officials say intense flames vented up through the roof as crews fought the blaze from the exterior; ultimately bringing the fire under control in just over an hour.

There were no reported injuries and mutual aid arrived from Cliffside Park, Palisade Park, Fort Lee and Hackensack.