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Fire Consumes Emerson Home

66 Clinton Street, Emerson
66 Clinton Street, Emerson Photo Credit: DAILY VOICE photos

A fast-moving fire destroyed an Emerson multi-family home before dawn Monday.

“All residents, firefighters and police are safe,” Mayor Danielle DiPaola said after the three-alarm Clinton Street blaze was finally declared under control just before 6:30 a.m.

The house was a total loss, however. It was being razed Monday morning.

Three families were living in what had originally been a single-family home and was converted into three units.

A total of 13 people reportedly were living there, although responders said they believe there may have been more.

The blaze began when a car caught fire in the driveway and the flames spread to the house shortly before 4 a.m., responders said.

Mutual aid responders from Hillsdale, Oradell, Paramus and Westwood assisted.

Assistance for 13 people displaced by the fire was being arranged, DiPaola said. PSE&G was on site disconnecting gas service.

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