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Fire destroys Mahwah townhouse

Photo Credit: Courtesy Ramsey Volunteer Fire Department
Photo Credit: MAHWAH FIRE DEPARTMENT
Photo Credit: Courtesy Ramsey Volunteer Fire Department

UPDATE: No injuries were reported when a Mahwah townhome was destroyed and two others damaged by an explosive overnight fire.

The two-alarm blaze on Ramapo Brae Lane broke out around 3:45 a.m., bringing several area companies — including all five of Mahwah’s.

It collapsed the roof and first floor ceiling of the middle unit. But an aggressive attack by firefighters, combined with firewalls, limited the serious damage. Still, it took nearly four hours to put down the blaze because it had to be fought entirely from outside, emergency workers at the scene said.

Four other units were evacuated as a precaution, Mahwah Police Lt. Scott Cherven said.

Suffern and Ramsey sent their FAST teams. Allendale also responded. Franklin Lakes and Upper Saddle River covered for Mahwah, while Oakland remained on standby.

A Mahwah police investigator was at the scene this morning, Cherven said.

PHOTOS above & top: Courtesy MAHWAH FIRE DEPARTMENT

PHOTO: Courtesy Ramsey Volunteer Fire Department

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