ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. -- Investigators from the Bergen County Prosecutor's Arson Investigation Unit were examining one of five damaged cars as they tried to determine the cause of a fierce Wednesday morning fire at an Englewood Cliffs convent, Daily Voice has learned.
More than two dozen elderly nuns and two priests from the St. Joseph's Sisters of Peace residence at St. Michael's Villa atop the Palisades were among the evacuees in the fire, which destroyed a utility building that contained air conditioning units.
The vehicles were parked below the two-story building when the fire broke out around 7 a.m., authorities said.
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The Englewood Cliffs Fire Department wrote that it "would like to thank the mutual aid companies from Fort Lee Volunteer Fire Department, City of Englewood Fire Department, Leonia Fire Department Company No. 1, Edgewater Fire Company #1, Cliffside Fire, The Palisades Park Fire Dept., Fairview Fire Department, Ridgefield Fire Department, Tenafly Fire Department, Teaneck Fire Department, and Ridgefield Park Fire Department for the assistance this morning at the multi-alarm fire at 399 Hudson Terrace.
"We would also like to thank Englewood Cliffs Police Department Bargaining Unit, Palisades Interstate Parkway Police, Hackensack Fire Department MSU, Teaneck Box 54, and the Englewood Hospital EMS and MCI units for their response and assistance."