Firefighters Still Investigating Cause of Home Blaze

Twombly Drive blazed caused extensive damage to a one-story home.

Fire investigators are still working on the cause of a house fire on Twombly Drive, yesterday. Summit firemen forced entry into a one-story ranch style house that was filled with smoke and shooting fire out of the back, no one was home, except for about three pets.

Six rescue crews responded to support Summit Firefighters, including Millburn, Springfield, Cranford, Plainfield, Roselle and Westfield fire departments.

The call for the 2-alarm fire came in at 3:29p.m. on Thursday. “The entire structure was filled with smoke,“ said Battalion Chief Erick Evers who was one of the first to respond on the scene. His fire crew cut holes into the roof to ventilate the home. Evers said there was fire coming from the rear of the house upon arrival.

Firefighters had the fire under control before 4:30p.m. No one was hurt in the incident. A couple of cats and a dog were rescued when firefighters arrived. The Summit Volunteer EMS Squad was also on scene to aid firefighters.

“I’m very thankful for the amount of neighbors that reached out to let me know," said Rochelle Dempsey the home's owner. She also thanked the Summit Fire Department for their quick efforts.



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