Park Ridge Police Investigate Condominium Fire
Park Ridge police are actively investigating a possible arson incident at a condominium complex that caused several people to leave their homes.
The Park Ridge condo building is located on North Maple Avenue. The Park Ridge Police Department received a 911 call just after 9:00 p.m. to indicate that a smoke detector was going off in a second-floor unit.
Park Ridge NJ cops and firefighters soon arrived at the scene and saw black smoke comping from the building. Park Ridge firefighters, along with firefighters from Emerson, Hillsdale, Montvale, Old Tappan, River Vale, Washington Township, Westwood, and Woodcliff Lake, spent an hour putting out the blaze.
The good news is that no one inside the building was seriously injured due to the fire. However, there was significant property damage to the condo, including the collapse of the roof and smoke and water damage to several apartments.
The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Arson Unit and the Park Ridge Police Department are conducting a joint investigation into the incident and attempting to determine whether someone might have intentionally started the blaze.
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For further information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “50 People Homeless After Park Ridge Condo Fire, Authorities Say.”