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VIDEO: Fire From Barbecue Grill Guts Washington Township Home

Video Credit: Video by Mike Villanova
Firefighters tend to hot pockets.
Firefighters tend to hot pockets. Photo Credit: DAILY VOICE PHOTO: Danis
The homeowner got out OK.
The homeowner got out OK. Photo Credit: COURTESY: Washington Township PD
The house will have to be razed.
The house will have to be razed. Photo Credit: DAILY VOICE PHOTO: Damien Danis
A barbecue grill ignited the fire, authorities said.
A barbecue grill ignited the fire, authorities said. Photo Credit: DAILY VOICE PHOTO: Rick Marshall
A firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion.
A firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion. Photo Credit: Matthew Speiser
The fire caused major structural damage, authorities said.
The fire caused major structural damage, authorities said. Photo Credit: Matthew Speiser

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- A fire that started in a barbecue grill on the rear deck gutted the Washington Township home of a recent widower Thursday afternoon, authorities said.

The Howard Street homeowner got out OK, although a firefighter had to be treated for heat exhaustion, Washington Township Police Chief Glenn Hooper told Daily Voice.

The four-alarm blaze broke out around 2:30 p.m. and quickly spread through the house. It was extinguished in just under an hour.

Responding companies included Emerson, HIllsdale, Oradell, Woodcliff Lake and the township Ladies Auxiliary. Ho-Ho-Kus and Westwood firefighters and the township ambulance squad remained on standby.

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