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Overnight fire destroys Franklin Lakes home, car, kills cat

Photo Credit: Dan Demarest
Photo Credit: Dan Demarest

UPDATE: No major injuries were reported in a smoky overnight blaze that destroyed a Franklin Lakes home, drew dozens of firefighters and claimed the life of a family cat.

The Roberts Court fire began in a fireplace, spread to the garage and went to three alarms within an hour.

Two hours later, it was out.

PHOTOS: Dan Demarest

More than 70 firefighters from Franklin Lakes, Fair Lawn, Mahwah, Midland Park, Oakland, Ramsey, Waldwick, and Wyckoff responded.

Some stuck around for a few hours afterward, tending to hot pockets, a fire official at the scene told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .

“It was a really nice two-story residence that was completely gutted,” he said. “There also was a vehicle in the driveway that was barely even a shell by the time the fire was out.”

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