To the editor:

The firefighters of Kearny did an incredible job of responding to a terrible fire on June 12 at 304 Beech Street, which is next door to where we live. They responded along with the police within a few minutes of my wife’s call to 911.

For three hours they fought bravely along with assistance from nearby towns including Harrison, East Newark, and North Arlington, as the fire kept raging and eventually burned all the way from the basement to the roof.

Without their capable hard work and persistence, our house might have burned down also. They entered the house, one floor after the other, in order to make sure that the fire was extinguished as quickly as possible under the difficult circumstances. Everyone involved deserves a lot of credit for their efforts.

Steven Jon Kaplan

Beach St. resident

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