Questions emerge following Cliffside Park firePosted: Updated:
Questions are emerging about the water pressure of area fire hydrants after a Cliffside Park home burned to the ground this weekend.
Flames tore through Glenn Donlan's home taking nearly everything on Sunday. Neighbor Lisa Barbieri says this Father's Day tragedy didn't have to happen. She says she dialed 911 at around 1:30 p.m. after spotting flames in the Dumpster.
Many witnesses told News 12 New Jersey that the house burned down while it took the fire department 45 minutes get water on the flames. Firefighters got water from a hydrant on Knox Avenue, which onlookers say had low pressure, and then had to stretch their hoses several blocks up.
A spokesperson from United Water says the hydrants are checked once a year, but they were unable to confirm when the hydrant near the house was last checked.