MOUNTAINSIDE – A juvenile and two dogs safely evacuated a Cedar Avenue house fire Friday afternoon, according to police.
The cause of the fire that brought significant damage to the home is not believed to be suspicious, police said.
Mountainside firefighters were dispatched to the fire around 2:40 pm. Friday, according to Police Chief Joseph Giannuzzi.
A juvenile resident called 911 to report the fire and was able to evacuate before police arrived, according to Giannuzzi. Police Officers James Urban and Alexandra Harris found fire on the side deck of the home and helped evacuate two dogs, according to the chief. The officers provided shelter to the juvenile and his dogs from the cold weather, the chief said.
Members of the Mountainside Fire Department worked to extinguish the fire assisted by firefighters from Springfield, Westfield and Union Township, according to police.
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