Firefighter injured in Montclair house fire
Firefighters enter a burned house following a fire on Upper Mountain Avenue on Tuesday, Jan. 2.
A firefighter was taken to the hospital with minor injuries during a house fire on Upper Mountain Avenue on Tuesday, Jan. 2.
The Montclair Fire Department was alerted to the fire at 3:23 p.m., Deputy Chief Robert Duncan said on Wednesday, Jan. 3. Crews arrived at the house, which was unoccupied, and found heavy smoke pouring from all three floors.
There was heavy fire damage in the first floor kitchen and powder room, and the rest of the house sustained smoke, heat and water damage. Additionally, fire crews had to break through several windows and walls to allow for ventilation and to check for fire extension.
One firefighter was injured, but was treated and released from the hospital. The nature of the firefighter’s injury was not specified.
The fire was contained by 4:19 p.m., and crews left the scene at 6:27 p.m. The cause of the fire is under investigation at this time, Duncan said.