Fire Extends into Attic of Mountain Avenue Home on Sept. 29

A fire in the rear of the home started around 2 a.m., early Saturday morning.

At approximately 2:00 a.m. the Scotch Plains Police responded to a report of a house fire at 1962 Mountain Avenue.

At around 2:20 a.m. the fire was noted to be in the rear of the structure and then extended into the attic.

Sargent Michael Tardi, Officer Brian Cheney and Officer Christian Ostrowski arrived at the scene and observed residents on the roof.

The officers used a ladder to rescue several people off of the roof.  

Officer Ostrowski was taken to Overlook Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.  He was treated and then released.  

The cause and origin of the fire is under investigation by the Scotch Plains Fire department. 

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Charlie October 02, 2012 at 09:10 PM
This article doesn't make much sense. It seems like a lot of information was left out. It doesn't even say anything about the fire department except that they are investigating it. Would you mind adding more information to the article please?
Nicole Bitette October 02, 2012 at 09:25 PM
Hi Charlie: Yes, the fire department never provided me with more information, unfortunately. That is why information is left out. What I received was from the Police Department since they were also on scene.


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