Raw video: Three-alarm house fire in Hackensack, NJ. Evacuation & defensive ops ordered. Teaneck captain falls through roof.

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Above is Mike Villanova’s video of a fire yesterday at 265 Clinton Place in Hackensack, New Jersey. The evacuation order comes around the 5:15 mark on the video. Below is more video from Anthony Quintano.


Teaneck firefighter was injured in a three-alarm fire Saturday night when the back of a two-story home on Clinton Place collapsed. 

Fire officials said the fire broke out just after 6:10 p.m. and escalated quickly. Units from Hackensack, Teaneck, Bogota, Maywood, River Edge and Ridgefield Park responded. 

Teaneck Patch:

A Teaneck Fire Department captain was hospitalized after he fell through a roof while fighting a three-alarm blaze in Hackensack Saturday, fire officials said.

The fire captain fell about 12 feet onto his air tank and was being held overnight for observation at Hackensack University Medical Center, according to officials. He was in significant pain, but able to move his extremities.

Cliffview Pilot:

Teaneck Fire Capt. Paul Kearns was being kept overnight at Hackensack University Medical Center after falling through a roof while fighting a fast-moving blaze that destroyed a Hackensack house where a propane tank exploded during a barbecue early Saturday evening.

Kearns, the co-founder of the the Bergen County Firefighters Pipe Band (BCFPB), has been with the Teaneck department more than 17 years.

An active member of the New Jersey Firefighter’s Mutual Benevolent Association, Kearns is a senior research associate at The Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies.

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