On April 20th, at 1:42am the Montclair Fire Department received a call reporting a house fire on Montague Pl. Units arrived to find heavy fire coming out of the soffit area on the left side of the house. All residents had already evacuated the house prior to Fire Department arrival. The fire was under control in less than an hour. Fire damage was complete to the 3rd floor attic area and contents, water damage to the 1st & 2nd floors, and a hole was cut in the roof for ventilation. Mutual aid units from Clifton, West Orange, Bloomfield, and East Orange responded to the fire scene while units from Orange, Verona, and Cedar Grove covered the town. The house is uninhabitable, the Red Cross was called to the scene to support any residents in need. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation, according to Deputy Chief Robert Duncan,
Montclair Fire Department.