August 15th 2019 CGFD Responds to Structure Fire

On Thursday, August 15th 2019 at 1:50 PM, Cedar Grove Police Department received a report of a fire inside New Kitchen Restaurant at #8 Bowden Road. Upon arrival, officers found fire coming from the roof. Police immediately began evacuating the building. Cedar Grove Fire Department arrived shortly and began working on extinguishing the fire. The fire began to extend into adjacent, attached, Dry Cleaning Store. But was stopped there by firefighters. The cause of the fire is under investigation, however it does appear to be accidental in nature. The Montclair, Verona, North Caldwell, Caldwell and Fairfield Fire Departments assisted along with the Cedar Grove Ambulance and Rescue Squad. “Due to the efforts of all the first responders the fire was contained to the restaurant with some extension in the roof area of Lucy Dry Cleaners. The fire department with the assistance of the adjacent towns made a great stop. There are a number of attached business and this fire could have been far worse. Most importantly, there were no injuries reported.