ONLY ON CVP: A Teaneck fire captain was being kept overnight at Hackensack University Medical Center after falling through the roof while fighting a stubborn blaze at a Hackensack house where a propane tank exploded during a barbecue.
EXCLUSIVE REPORT: Teaneck Fire Capt. Paul Kearns is sore after falling 12 feet through a roof while fighting a Hackensack fire yesterday, but he’s feeling much better, those who visited him at Hackensack University Medical Center told CLIFFVIEW PILOT. READ MORE….
VIDEO/PHOTOS (ONLY ON CVP): Teaneck Fire Capt. Paul Kearns was being kept overnight at Hackensack University Medical Center after falling through a roof while fighting a stubborn blaze at a Hackensack house where a propane tank exploded during a barbecue early Saturday evening. READ MORE….
Firefighters were still extinguishing the blaze at 265 Clinton Place at 9:45 tonight, more than three and a half hours after the explosion rocked the neighborhood.
Fifty firefighters from several companies responded to the three-alarm blaze, which, “from the looks of it, appears accidental,” a Hackensack fire official told CLIFFVIEW PILOT tonight.
The Teaneck captain doesn’t appear to be seriously injured, another firefighter said.
“Last report was that he has a back injury and is being held overnight for observation,” he told CLIFFVIEW PILOT.
Two other people with minor injuries were treated.