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Fire 'Severely' Damages Butler Home

'Visibly shaken' homeowner was taken to the hospital but there were no injuries reported.

Firefighters assess the damage to the house after the fire was extinguished. / Staff photo by Daniel Hubbard
Firefighters assess the damage to the house after the fire was extinguished. / Staff photo by Daniel Hubbard

A fire severely damaged a Butler house on Kiel Avenue Tuesday afternoon.

A motorist notified police at 2:43 p.m. of a possible fire at the residence, said Butler Acting Police Chief Ciro Chimento.

The responding officers and some “good Samaritans,” Chimento said, went to check on the people inside the home, but neighbors said that the homeowner had already been evacuated. The homeowner was the only one inside the house when the fire began.

The homeowner was “visible shaken” and taken to a local hospital but suffered no physical injuries, Chimento said.

A “substantial” amount of damage was done to the house, Chimento said.

There was “major fire damage in the kitchen and proceeding all along the first and second floors and in the attic,” Chimento said.

A cause has not been determined, Chimento said.

Butler fire investigators were at the house Tuesday afternoon after the fire had been extinguished.

The Tri-Boro First Aid Squad and fire departments from Kinnelon, Riverdale, Wanaque, and Pompton Lakes responded to the fire.

Mary Hollister January 14, 2014 at 04:36 PM
4:43 pm hasn't happened yet
Bob Vey January 19, 2014 at 05:58 AM
There should be a new building code; for home construction. All material used in kitchens,(walls,floors,ceilings, & cabinets,) should all be made of fire proof or retardant material. Also in living rooms with fireplaces. There should also be sprinkler systems put in the new homes. They are expensive but they are worth it.

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