East Orange, New Jersey House Fire

The first-due engine tied into a hydrant only to find that it was dead. The chief then requested a second-alarm to be transmitted.


At 10:15 p.m. on November 2, the E. Orange Fire Dept. was dispatched to 239 Glenwood Ave. for a report of fire. The arriving chief reported he had a 2.5-story, wood-frame with fire showing from the second floor.

The first-due engine tied into a hydrant only to find that it was dead. The chief then requested a second-alarm to be transmitted. This brought in the rest of the department.

Seeing that the fire conditions had extended into the attic and was now showing from the roof, command ordered all manpower out of the building, and requested dispatch to dispatch a third alarm as they were switching to external operations.

It took a little more than 90 minutes to gain control of the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation and it is not known at this time if anyone was injured.