On Sunday, July 11th 2010 the Wayne NJ Fire Department responded to 157 Alps Road on a reported building fire. Chief officers enroute reported smoke visible from a distance and arrived to find a rear 2sty attached dwelling fully involved. The fire also involved a portion of an attached 1sty commercial building which was occupied as a florist as well as several sheds and brush in the side yard. Crews quickly put hand lines into operation but required the use of a deck gun to knock down the heavy volume of fire showing out the 2nd floor windows. As the rear building was being knocked down, additional companies entered the front doors of the florist shop and met the fire before I could extend through the rest of the building. <p> Aggressive interior attacks kept the fire from extending and allowed companies to quickly knock down fire which was beginning to break through the roof. Numerous firefighters were treated for heat and there were no serious injuries.
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