The Montclair Fire Department received a call about a smoke condition at the corner of Grove and Oxford streets at 11:50 a.m. While on their way, firefighters received an update that the smoke was coming from a house further down on Oxford Street, authorities said.
On arrival, firefighters found heavy flames coming from the roof of the house. They entered the structure and put out the fire, authorities said.
There weren’t any residents at home at the time, the Montclair Fire Department stated.
The conflagration caused heavy fire damage to the third floor, and smoke and water damage to the floors below.
Crews from West Orange, Bloomfield, East Orange and Caldwell helped to bring the fire under control, while units from Belleville, North Caldwell, and Cedar Grove covered the township for the duration of the incident.
The last units cleared the scene at 2:01 p.m.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, authorities said.