House Fire in Montebello

Volunteers from the Tallman, Suffern, Monsey, and Mahwah, New Jersey Fire Departments responded to a call in Montebello on Wednesday morning for a house fire near Champion Parkway. According to Fire Chief Chris Szklany, officials believe an electrical problem started the fire, which was contained to the kitchen and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation with the Rockland Sheriff’s Department are investigating the cause. Szklany stated that an automatic phone alarm brought the firefighters to the address around 6:45 AM and discovered the fire while looking into windows during a walkthrough of the property. The family was not home at the time and by 7:45 the small fire was out, though the kitchen was destroyed.

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