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Fire Sends 2 to Hospital in Teaneck

Township firefighters quickly knocked down a bedroom fire Tuesday night, officials say.

Fire Sends 2 to Hospital in Teaneck

Two people were treated for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out at a house on Franklin Road Tuesday night, officials said.

Firefighters were called to the house shortly after 9 p.m. and found flames in a second floor bedroom, according to Teaneck Fire Chief Anthony Verley. Township fire crews, on the scene within two minutes, were able to quickly extinguish the fire.

One of the residents was found on the second floor and had to be rescued by a fire officer assigned to Teaneck's Engine 1, the chief said.

"Once again, a quick response by fire department units made a significant difference," Verley reported. 

Verley said the occupants were taken to Holy Name Medical Center. Their conditions were not immediately available and the cause of the fire remained under investigation.

An engine from Hackensack and a ladder truck from Bergenfield stood by in Teaneck to pick up any additional fire calls.


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