UPDATE: A suspicious fire tore through a 2½-story wood-frame house under construction on a Mahwah cul-de-sac, authorities said.
Arson investigators were called to the Lakeview Drive scene off Stag Hill Road.
“It was fully involved when police and firefighters got there” around 9 p.m., an emergency responder told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .
Within a half-hour, they went to defensive positions.
Firefighters drafted water from the lake due to a lack of area hydrants. A firefighter slipped partially into the lake during the operation but didn’t fall and wasn’t injured, officials said.
All units were cleared around 1 a.m.
PHOTOS: Courtesy MAHWAH FD
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