The Montclair Fire Department responded to two deck fires on Tuesday, June 14, reports Deputy Chief Robert Duncan of the Montclair Fire Department:
The first fire was on Forest St and was reported at 10:08am. Fire units responded to find the second floor rear deck on fire. The fire was extinguished within a couple of minutes. Fire damage was confined to the exterior deck and deck furniture. The fire investigators determined that the fire was caused by an unattended candle. Fire units cleared the scene at 10:57am
The second fire was on Mission St, and was reported at 4:22pm. The MFD arrived to find the 1st floor rear deck on fire. The fire was under control within a few minutes. The fire caused damage to the deck and exterior wall of the house. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Fire Official. Fire units cleared the scene at 5:16pm.
(Photos courtesy of the Montclair Fire Department)