Fire Heavily Damages Dim Sum, Oak Street Collision
Fire occurred just after 1:30 a.m. Friday
Ridgewood Fire Chief Jim Van Goor said from the scene that heavy, choking smoke and large flames grew at a common walkway between the two businesses on Oak Street and Franklin Avenue just past 1:30 a.m.
The blaze, which prompted a general alarm response and assistance from Glen Rock, caused extensive smoke damage at both buildings. The rear office of Dim Sum also sustained considerable fire damage, the chief said. The fire was put out roughly an hour after the initial alarm went off.
"The guys got in there real fast and prevented the fire from extending," Van Goor said. "They really did a great job."
No one was in either building at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported. Van Goor said the arson squad's investigation is standard procedure when fires occur at commercial properties.
Both buildings are certain to remain closed on Friday.