Cedar Grove Fire Responds to 128 Anderson Parkway House Fire

Cedar Grove Fire Chief Michael Tower reports that on 02-13-2013 at 5:14 in the morning The Cedar Grove Fire Department responded on the report of a fire at 128 Anderson Parkway. Upon arrival the home owner had self-evacuated the residence. Firefighters located a fire in the basement of the house. The fire was extinguished quickly. The homeowner was transported to the hospital by The Cedar Grove Ambulance and Rescue Squad.  No firefighters were injured.  Chief Tower noted that Basement Fires are typically difficult to control due to limited access and egress to the fire area.  However Cedar Grove Firefighters were able to hold the fire to the area of origin.  Extensive overhauling kept firefighters at the scene for some time.  Cedar Grove Fire Department was assisted by North Caldwell, Little Falls, and Bloomfield Fire Departments at the scene.  Montclair, Caldwell and Verona Fire Departments provided coverage. The cause of the fire is under investigation.