YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Several area fire companies hustled to an electrical fire this afternoon that popped through the roof of a Westwood commercial and industrial building off Old Hook Road and quickly kept it from spreading.
Westwood police got everyone out safely from the building at 123 Woodland Avenue, which rents space to various contractors. The cause wasn’t immediately determined, although it appeared electrical.
An electrician who works in the building cut the power soon after the fire ignited, around 2:45.
Firefighters were then able to mount the roof, cut part of it open and quickly gain control of the blaze, as smoke billowed in various directions with the shifting winds.
The building is owned by the Seacor real estate management company, which has an office there and rents space to various contractors.
Among the responding fire departments, in addition to Westwood’s entire crew, were Emerson, Hillsdale, Oradell, Park Ridge, River Vale and Woodcliff Lake.
River Vale’s ambulance joined Westwood’s in case of injuries. None were immediately reported.
River Edge firefighters remained on standby in case any other emergencies occured in Westwood.
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