HPFD Larry Thiel (above, left) was first to arrive on scene and joined quickly by Chief Michael McMahon (above, right). After confirming the fire and calling for mutual aid, hoselines were stretched into the residence.
The fire was in the basement and contained to that area thanks to fast response to get water on the fire and ventilate the hot air and gasses building up.
Engine 1 Captain Tim Langan (photo above taking a quick break) managed interior attack operations and got a quick knockdown on the fire.
Mutual Aid was provided by East Franklin, New Brunswick, North Stelton, River Road and Metuchen Fire Departments.
Thanks also to the Highland Park Police Department, Highland Park First Aid Squad, Middlesex County Fire Marshals Office and HP/County OEM for providing support.