Swift Response Prevents House Fire, Authorities Say

Mahwah FD knocked down brush fire likely caused by a lightning strike

Mahwah firefighters responded to a brush fire that authorities say could have easily gotten out of hand if not for a swift response.

A fire broke out in the brush and bushes behind a Victoria Lane home at around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Assistant Chief Brad Stio said. The fire was “probably caused by lightning,” he said.

The swift-moving fire “ignited almost up to the deck” at the rear of the house, Stio said. “It could have [easily] turned into a structure fire but Company 4 arrived quickly to knock down the fire.”

Mahwah Fire Companies 1, 2 and 4 responded to the blaze.

Earlier during the thunderstorms, the FD and MPD responded to a , also likely caused by lightening.


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J July 19, 2012 at 11:37 AM
Great job as always Mahwah!
Hank July 19, 2012 at 02:33 PM
ref July 19, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Way to go Mahwah Fire Dept, Im pround to be a resident


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