Lincoln Park firefighters battled a house fire in the same building that they fought a fire a year ago. This time they responded in LPFD apparatus, the last time it was in boats. Wayne 911 received a call of a working fire at about 5:00 AM for a reported fire along the Passaic River. Shortly thereafter Lincoln Park also dispatched units to 25 Kopp St. on their side of the river. First arriving police units confirmed that it was a Lincoln Park job and the building was fully involved. First in units immediately knew that nothing could be done to save the structure, and with no exposure problems and the home known to be vacant, several lines were stretched to keep the flames contained. All Wayne units except one were returned and the main body of fire was knocked down in about a half hour.
This building was the scene of a fire during Hurricane Irene. The area was severely flooded and firefighters battled the flames from several boats. The fire was extinguished before the home was consumed. This time the flames did not give firefighters a chance.
Written and photos by Bill Tompkins
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