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UPDATE: Firefighters Injured in Two-Alarm Irvington Township House Fire

By rlsmetro on
Irvington Township

Several firefighters suffered non-life threatening injuries after a fire destroyed a house in the Irvington Township Sunday evening.

According to preliminary reports, firefighters were notified of a fire that erupted at 5 Lafayette Place shortly before 5:30 p.m.

Upon arrival, officials say firefighters found heavy flames tearing through the second floor of a two-story house at that location.

According to authorities, fire officials struck a second alarm as flames began to extend to neighboring homes.

Crews were able to make entry inside the residence and find the seat of the fire and extinguish the fire.

Offcials say about three firefighters were transported to St. Barnabus Burn Center suffering various injuries, but there were no trapped or injured occupants inside the home.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

IMAGE CREDIT: Larry Biehler