Township police personnel responded to a report of a house fire on Court Ave. last Wednesday, July 13.
Upon arrival at 229 Court, at about 3:30 p.m., Police Officers Paul Haggerty and Steven Passamano observed flames on the west side of the single-family residence, police said.
The officers made their way inside the building and determined that all but one of the occupants had already left. The remaining family member had called in the fire report.
Members of the Lyndhurst Volunteer Fire Department, with mutual aid from North Arlington Volunteers, put out the blaze as East Rutherford and Secaucus Fire Departments provided stand-by protection in Lyndhurst.
Lyndhurst Police Det. Vincent Auteri said that although the cause of the fire remains under investigation, “it appears to be accidental. The fire is believed to have started on the exterior west side before [spreading] to the second floor and ultimately to the attic.”
No injuries were reported, he said.