This morning at approximately 04:00 the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the area of 35 Pier Lane for the odor of smoke. The first arriving police officer found the house at 39 Pier Lane on fire with flames through the roof. First arriving fire units began a defensive attack until being able to safely enter the structure. There were no injuries reported. Mutual aid from North Caldwell Fire Department, West Caldwell Fire Department and the Verona Fire Department provided their RIT team. The Pine Brook Volunteer Fire Department stood by in case any other emergencies arose. The West Essex First Aid Squad responded and provided rehab to our firefighters.
Photo Credit: Fairfield Police Department