Smokey Fire Battled in Fort Lee


Story and Photos by Ron Jeffers..-

Fort Lee and area firefighters teamed up to fight a fire that involved an Oleri Terrace home, Saturday afternoon.

Shortly after 3:30 p.m. volunteer firefighters were dispatched to that location for a reported fire in the home.   Heavy smoke was reported as they arrived, with a fire in the attic area.  A general alarm was transmitted for all four Fort Lee fire companies to respond.  This was followed by a special call for an engine from Palisades Park and a ladder from Cliffside Park.

Firefighters made an aggressive attack, as the fire dropped down to the next story of the structure.  Numerous hose lines were put into action, and firefighters used saws and hooks to open up roof areas, walls and ceilings to stop the spread of flames.

As progress was being made, crews came outside for relief, on the warm afternoon, and received bottles of water.  Several firefighters were examined for heat exhaustion at the scene by borough EMT’s.  There were no serious injuries.