The Irvington Fire Department responded to the intersection of Madison and Myrtle for a reported smoke condition in the area with no other reports. The deputy was first to arrive to a two-story corner property, residential-over-commercial, with heavy fire showing from a store on the first floor. Irvington had no truck companies in service at the time of the fire so a second alarm was struck, bringing East Orange and Montclair trucks to the scene along with a Maplewood engine and two engines and a truck from Newark. Heavy fire extended to division 2 and eventually into the cockloft. Crews were able to vertically ventilate and stop the fire spread before it consumed the entire cockloft. A third alarm was eventually struck bringing Bloomfield and Orange and Union to the scene.
– Fire News photos by Mark Rosetti