Route 7 reopened at New Milford fire

UPDATE 1:18 p.m.

Route 7 has now re-opened as crews are no longer using the line from a hydrant across the street from the fire, according to scanner reports.

UPDATE – 1:10 p.m.

Crews remain on the scene of a fire behind the Windmill Diner and have called in for a backhoe to help clear debris from the blaze, according to scanner reports.

NEW MILFORD — A shed fire in the area of the Windmill Diner has prompted the closure of Route 7, police said.

The fire was reported shortly before 12:30 p.m. and responding crews have shut down both sides of Route 7 to access a fire hydrant across the road from the fire.

Dennis O'Malley