Montclair, NJ – Montclair firefighters battled a blaze on the attic floor of a Gordonhurst home in Upper Montclair Wednesday evening. At approximately 5:18 p.m.. the Montclair Fire Department received a call from a resident of Gordonhurst Avenue reporting that they saw fire and smoke coming from a neighbor’s house, and that the two residents may still be inside.
Montclair Fire units arrived to find heavy fire and smoke issuing from the 3rd floor of the house. Montclair Fire Department members entered the house and evacuated the residents from the home. Montclair Fire Department units then made their way to the 3rd floor and extinguished the fire.
There was heavy fire and smoke damage to the 3rd floor, smoke and water damage to the floors below. Units from Clifton, Bloomfield and West Orange helped to bring the fire under control while units from Cedar Grove, Orange and Verona covered the township for the duration of the incident. The cause is under investigation. There was one reported minor Fire Department injury, no reported civilian injuries. The last units cleared the scene at 8:02 p.m., according to Deputy Chief Robert Duncan.