House Fire on Gates Avenue, Montclair

At least two firefighters — and possibly more — were taken to St. Barnabas Hospital after fighting a house fire on Gates Ave. in Montclair this evening.

The fire broke out around 7:20 p.m. and the smell of it carried into the south end of Glen Ridge. Three Montclair fire engines and a Montclair fire rescue unit arrived on the scene; EMT units treated firefighters.

Neighbors said the residents of the house were not home at the time of the fire, but  a family dog was. No word on the dog’s fate.

The house appears heavily damaged on the back and side. No word on the cause of the fire.

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  1. The Patch had a more updated article of the fire. Thankfully Montclair has a professional fire dept. I hope for a speedy recovery for all the Fire Fighters that got injured risking thier lives for the people of Montclair and Glenridge.

  2. Five Firefighters were injured fighting this fire!!
    Thank you to all of the Montclair Firefighters!!

  3. The response of the firefighters was great. The police department and Montclair Volunteer Ambulance Unit were also lending their support. Our township public safety people are to be commended.

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