On Thursday, July 18th the West Paterson NJ Fire Department (Servicing Woodland Park NJ) responded to 25 Andrews Drive on multiple calls reporting a fire. Companies had a large column of smoke visible for quite a distance and arrived to find the roof of a 1sty 125x125 commercial section well involved. A mutual aid engine and truck was immediately requested and additional mutual aid after first arriving companies were able to get set up for exterior operations. Several transformers, and suspected cause of the fire, had exploded and were burning on the Exposure B side of the building until later cut by PSE&G.
Numerous firefighters rehabbed for heat exhaustion and some required treatment by EMS. The fire later jumped a firewall and began extending down the roof within a 4 foot gap between the current roof and an old existing roof below. Crews re-entered the building and were able to knock the fire down before additional spread could be made.
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