Firefighters were forced to evacuate from a single-family home in Wayne that caught fire Thursday morning.
Wayne police Detective Capt. Dan Daly said they received a call reporting the fire at 8:17 a.m.
Wayne firefighters responded to the scene on Camillo Drive, where heavy fire could be seen from the front of the house, with the left side mostly involved.
Daly said all the residents in the home escaped the fire and one person was taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.
The intense fire melted the home's siding, and pieces of the roof fell, burning, to the ground. The thick black smoke could been seen for miles.
"The home was severely damaged by the fire," Daly said.
Firetrucks sounded an evacuation alarm, prompting firefighters to leave the structure.
The Wayne First Aid Squad and the Passaic County Sheriff's Office were at the scene in addition to the police and firefighters.
The Wayne Fire Department was not immediately available for comment.
Kaitlyn Kanzler covers Essex County for NorthJersey.com. For unlimited access to the most important news from your local community, please subscribe or activate your digital account today.
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