On Sunday, October 12, 2014, at 4:28 PM, the Bergenfield Police Department Communications Desk received multiple 911 calls reporting a garage fire on Glenwood Drive North. Fire units were dispatched, but the actual fire location was quickly updated 1 Glenwood Drive East.
Fire Chief Jason Lanzilotti, upon arrival of fire apparatus, said the "garage was reported to be fully involved." Although the garage is detached from the residence, the neighboring residences "started to burn but were extinguished and cooled" as firefighters began their attack on the blaze, he said.
The fire was quickly extinguished by firefighters on scene and the fire chief further reported, "because of the potential for collapse, hot spots, as well as the quantity of contents, the garage needed to be taken down with a controlled demo preformed in cooperative effort by members from the Bergenfield and Dumont fire departments."
Mutual aid was requested from the Dumont, New Milford, Tenafly, Englewood and Teaneck fire departments. In addition, the Bergenfield Volunteer Ambulance Corps responded and was on scene to standby and provide medical treatment if needed. The fire chief reported there were no injuries to either civilian or firefighter personnel during the incident.
The fire remains under investigation and no specific cause is known yet, however, it is not deemed suspicious in nature at this time. All fire units cleared the scene by 6:56 PM.