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PHOTO GALLERY: Wind-Swept Fires Strike Several Bergen Towns

Vanore Drive in Fair Lawn
Vanore Drive in Fair Lawn Photo Credit: Damien Danis
Dumont Fire Capt. Sean Coyle reunites the family cat -- found underneath a couch by firefighter Zac Blake -- with theMerritt Avenue homeowners.
Dumont Fire Capt. Sean Coyle reunites the family cat -- found underneath a couch by firefighter Zac Blake -- with theMerritt Avenue homeowners. Photo Credit: EMT Allison Stevens
Foster Village shopping center in Bergenfield.
Foster Village shopping center in Bergenfield. Photo Credit: Former Dumont Fire Chief Matt Banta (courtesy DFD)
Washington Avenue in Bergenfield.
Washington Avenue in Bergenfield. Photo Credit: Brett Dzadik
Merritt Avenue in Dumont.
Merritt Avenue in Dumont. Photo Credit: Former Dumont Fire Chief Matt Banta (COURTESY: DFD)
Merritt Avenue in Dumont.
Merritt Avenue in Dumont. Photo Credit: DAILY VOICE PHOTO
Vanore Drive in Fair Lawn
Vanore Drive in Fair Lawn Photo Credit: Damien Danis
Vanore Drive in Fair Lawn
Vanore Drive in Fair Lawn Photo Credit: Marc DeSomma
Vanore Drive in Fair Lawn
Vanore Drive in Fair Lawn Photo Credit: Marc DeSomma
Vanore Drive in Fair Lawn.
Vanore Drive in Fair Lawn. Photo Credit: Nick Jennings

Firefighters in Bergenfield, Dumont, Elmwood Park, Fair Lawn and elsewhere throughout Bergen County battled a series of blazes swept by extreme winds Saturday into Sunday.

A fully involved storefront fire destroyed Foster Stationery -- and damaged businesses on either side -- in the Foster Village shopping center on Washington Avenue in Bergenfield just after 4:30 a.m. Aid came from Dumont, New Milford, Ridgefield Park, Teaneck and Tenafly.

A Dumont firefighter rescued a cat from beneath a couch as an upstairs blaze Saturday night gutted a home on Merritt Avenue.

A home on Vanore Drive in Fair Lawn sustained damage, as well, in blaze that some believe was caused by a lightning strike.

A fire was also reported overnight at the former Marcal building in Elmwood Park. Then, on Sunday afternoon, flames gutted the rear of an Elmwood Park house . Then, in River Edge, firefighters rescued a trio of baby squirrels after a huge tree limb hit a rear deck.

SEND FIRE PHOTOS and/or info to jdemarco@dailyvoice.com or (201) 943-2794 . Be sure to include all of your information so that you receive proper credit.

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