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Firefighters Battle Fourth Of July Blaze At Former Diner Near GWB In Fort Lee

Ko Ryo Grill, Lemoine Avenue, Fort Lee
Ko Ryo Grill, Lemoine Avenue, Fort Lee Photo Credit: Lisa Bayer for DAILY VOICE

A firefighter was hospitalized in a destructive Fourth of July fire at the site of the former Plaza Diner near the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, responders said.

The extent of injuries wasn’t immediately known.

The fire, believed to be accidental, broke out in the rear of the Koryeo Grill on Lemoine Avenue around 7:45 a.m., authorities said.

It quickly spread, forcing firefighters to battle it from the exterior. They had the blaze under control within two hours.

The injured firefighter was brought to Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, responders said, adding that two others sustained minor injuries.

Aftermath.

Edwin Trejo for DAILY VOICE

At the scene of the 4th of July fire at the former Plaza Diner on Lemoine Avenue in Fort Lee.

DAILY VOICE (contributed)

The Bergen County Prosecutor's Arson Investigations Unit was notified, given the intensity of the fire. The Bergen County Sheriff's Bureau of Criminal Identification collected evidence.

Mutual aid responders included firefighters from Cliffside Park, Edgewater, Englewood Cliffs and Leonia.

(NOTE: The fire rekindled around 6:30 p.m. and was doused by firefighters.)

At the scene of Saturday's fire on Lemoine Avenue in Fort Lee.

Damien Danis

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