Electrical storms keep Clifton, NJ, Fire Department busy
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Paterson firefighters work on the roof.
At about the same time, dispatch put out still another call of a possible house fire at 482 South Parkway, which is located in the southern most area of the city. With all of the city's apparatus concentrated at the previous calls, Deputy Chief Verderosa requested a mutual aid ladder truck from Paterson to respond to the scene. He also released most of the apparatus from the other scenes and instructed them to respond to South Parkway.
Meanwhile, police units arriving on the scene notified dispatch that "it's going good" and to "have them (the fire dept.) step it up".
First arriving units advanced two lines through the front door and up into the attic where the fire was running the rafters. The ladder company went to the roof with ground ladders, to ventilate. Paterson Ladder 2 arrived on the scene and went to work assisting with ventilation and overhaul. Crews knocked down the fire quickly and effectively saved the home from extensive damage. The fire was placed under control in under an hour.
The actual cause is under investigation but weather has not been ruled out.