EXCLUSIVE: A kitchen fire that spread claimed the life of a pet dog and extensively damaged a Lyndhurst home.
The fire in the 600 block of Lake Avenue broke out around 3:40 p.m.
Responding firefighters quickly knocked down the bulk of the blaze in under 20 minutes.
Emergency workers tried desperately to save the dog, without success.
East Rutherford assisted Lyndhurst firefighters.
The family was being relocated.
PHOTO TOP: Courtesy Lyndhurst Fire Dept.