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PHOTOS: Saddle Brook Firefighters Rescue Three Dogs From House Blaze

The aftermath. Photo Credit: Douglas Lee for DAILY VOICE
At the scene. Photo Credit: SADDLE BROOK PD
The rear of the house was quickly engulfed. Photo Credit: Douglas Lee for DAILY VOICE
Flames blew through the roof, collapsing part of it. Photo Credit: Contributed photo
The house was extensively damaged. Photo Credit: Contributed photo

SADDLE BROOK, N.J. -- Saddle Brook firefighters rescued three dogs from a fast-moving blaze that blew through the roof of their home Monday -- two blocks from the scene of another devastating fire this weekend.

The rear of the two-story, wood-frame house on Spruce Street was engulfed when firefighters arrived just after 11:30 a.m.

Responders said they initially had trouble getting there because of a freight train.

They had the bulk of the fire knocked down by noon. The roof had partially collapsed.

"Due to the quick and heroic actions of the first responding Saddle Brook firefighters, the dogs were safelly removed from the home," Police Chief Robert Kugler said.

The house "was severely damaged, especially the rear backyard area, and is uninhabitable," he said.

It was the second Saddle Brook house fire in three days.

SEE: Saddle Brook Family Lost Nearly Everything In House Fire

Rochelle Park, Garfield and Fair Lawn firefighters were among the responders.

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