Investigators were trying to determine what ignited a fast-moving fire that destroyed a Wayne home early Tuesday afternoon.
No serious injuries were immediately reported in the three-alarm inferno, which broke out at 4 Skyview Drive around 1:20 p.m., township police Detective Capt. Laurence Martin said.
A man found at the scene by Officer David Fox was taken to St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center to treated for smoke inhalation, Martin said.
Firefighters continued to douse pockets after the 3,500-square-foot building collapsed.
A possible cause hadn't yet been determined.
Neighbors who saw glowing embers summoned responders after the fire rekindled around 11:30 p.m., Martin said. Firefighters doused rekindled debris isolated to an area where the garage used to be, the captain said.
(PHOTO ABOVE: Shawn Hagal for DAILY VOICE)
Besides police and all five township volunteer fire companies, responders to the initial fire included the Volunteer Memorial First Aid Squad, Wayne police arson investigators, the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office arson team and the Wayne Fire Bureau.
Twenty 20 firefighters "were provided water and assistance rehab at the scene," Martin said. "None were injured or required hospitalization.
"Two ambulances and one mass casualty bus remained on standby at the scene."
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