The River Edge Fire Department was dispatched to Eastbrook Drive for a reported garage fire. Upon arrival, crews encountered heavy fire in a three-car attached garage under a large two-story home and several vehicles burning in the driveway. Due to the amount of fire, a second alarm was requested, bringing mutual aid companies to the scene. The home was located in a cul-de-sac at the end of a long dead-end street which presented water supply problems. The fire quickly spread throughout the home which collapsed less than two hours after the fire was reported. Companies remained on the scene through the night and responded back several times over the Memorial Day weekend to control flare-ups until a demolition crew could pull the rubble apart.

– Fire News photos by Peter Danzo