Montclair Fire Department responds to Walnut Street house fire, Gordonhurst Avenue truck fire
The Montclair Fire Department responded to two fires over the past week.
On June 2 at 1:34 p.m., units responded to a two-alarm house fire on Walnut Street where heavy fire was venting from the second floor rear windows.
The home’s residents were not home at the time, and firefighters rescued the family dog, according to Deputy Chief Robert Duncan. The house sustained heavy fire, smoke and water damage.
One firefighter was injured, but there were no other injuries, Duncan said.
Units from Bloomfield, Clifton, Cedar Grove and West Orange assisted with bringing the fire under control.
The fire was brought under control within an hour, and the last units left the scene at 5:30 p.m. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
On June 4, units were called to Gordonhurst Avenue at 11:39 a.m. on a report of a garbage truck on fire. Firefighters arrived and found heavy smoke coming from the truck’s rear garbage collection area. Since the rear door could not open because of damage to the controls, firefighters had to cut a hole in the truck in order to gain access to the fire’s location and extinguish it.