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Glen Rock Library To Re-Open Next Week After Fire, Mayor Lauds Heroes

Glen Rock Mayor Bruce Packer
Glen Rock Mayor Bruce Packer Photo Credit: Matt Speiser

GLEN ROCK, N.J. -- Glen Rock officials hope to reopen the fire-damaged public library by early next week, Mayor Bruce Packer said Tuesday.

Fire Chief Tom Jennings joined staff in using extinguishers to snuff the flames after a light fixture sparked the small blaze Monday night.

"The clean-up crew has started their hard work and we hope to have the library ready to reopen for early next week," Packer said Tuesday. "There is much to do so let’s all keep our fingers crossed.

"A big thank you to library staff members, Theresa Sarracino and Maureen Barron, whose quick actions contained the fire with immediate use of two fire extinguishers," he added. "[A]long with [Jennings], they were able to completely put the fire out.

"Thanks to the quick actions of other library staff members, 911 was called immediately and the library was quickly evacuated without any incident or injuries," the mayor said.

"The Borough is always appreciative of our wonderful library and its staff," he added, "but they reached a new level of heroism with their actions yesterday."

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