Daily Dispatch: New Jersey News
Toms River First Aid Squad captain loses home, at least 3 pets to fire just days before Christmas
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:20:49 -0800
A Toms River First Aid Squad captain had to be rescued from the basement of her home Thursday after a fire swept through it, killing at least three pets. “This family lost everything except for the clothes on their backs, two weeks before Christmas,” a Facebook post from the Toms River First Aid Squad stated.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2018 3:20:49 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Woodbridge voters approve $211,000 for new fire equipment
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:54:56 -0800
Voters have passed the ballot question in the special election for the township's Fire District No. 1, allowing the fire district to purchase four new vehicles for $211,000. The question was passed on Dec. 4 by a vote of 206 to 193, according to the clerk for Woodbridge Fire District No. 1. One township resident, however, is not fully convinced the votes are accurate Tom Maras, who has previously ran for the township board of education candidate unsuccessfully, opposed the plans to purchase the vehicles Woodbridge Fire District No.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2018 2:54:56 PM - SOURCE: MyCentralJersey.com
2 firefighters injured in Dover blaze that damaged church
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:07:19 -0800
Two firefighters suffered minor injuries battling a fire that damaged a church in Dover early Thursday, officials said. One firefighter suffered smoke inhalation while another strained a muscle, Dover Police Director Daniel DeGroot said. No one was inside St. Thomas Orthodox Church on West Blackwell Street when the blaze broke out on the lower level around 3 a.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2018 9:07:19 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
2 rescued from roof in Orange fire that injured firefighter, 1 other
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:07:14 -0800
Two people trapped on the roof of a burning house in Orange were rescued during an overnight fire that injured a firefighter, officials said. The firefighter was brought to St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston with minor burns, city spokesman Keith Royster said. The extent of the injures to one of the people freed from the roof of the home on the unit block of Hillyer Street are not known.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2018 9:07:14 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Firefighters battle 3-alarm house fire in Monmouth County
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 08:21:01 -0800
A fire at a large house fire in Red Bank sent plumes of smoke visible for miles while firefighters worked to get the blaze under control. The fire broke out on Rector Place in Red Bank around 8 a.m., neighbor Nick Honachefsky said. Red Bank, Middletown, and Shrewsbury fire departments were on scene.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2018 8:21:01 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Ventnor firefighter pleads guilty in health benefits fraud scheme
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:43:18 -0800
A Ventnor firefighter joined a long list of local residents who have pleaded guilty to a massive fraud scheme that cost the state more than $25 million in health benefits payouts to an out-of-state pharmaceutical company. Corey Sutor, 37, of Egg Harbor Township, became the 23rd person to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit health fraud before U.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2018 2:43:18 PM - SOURCE: Press of Atlantic City
Firefighters battle 3-alarm blaze on top floor Sussex County apartment building
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 06:43:04 -0800
Firefighters on Wednesday were battling a three-alarm fire inside the Brookside Terrace Apartments in Newton. Crews said they were met with heavy fire on the 10th floor of the building, which is located on Mill Street in Newton. Part of Mill Street was closed as firefighters from several companies fought the fire, according to police.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2018 6:43:04 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Fire destroys Wallington home
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 06:28:26 -0800
Heavy fire tore through a multistory house on Lester Street Tuesday night. One side of the house was almost completely blackened as firefighters battled the blaze that started around 10 p.m. and went into Wednesday. Witnesses said the house was completely engulfed in flames. "This one went up in flames like crazy," said Lisa Slamiak, who lives across the street.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2018 6:28:26 AM - SOURCE: North Jersey.com (Bergen County Record & Herald News)
Hope Township couple displaced by fire
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 22:30:36 -0800
Township firefighters and volunteers are appealing to the community for help for an elderly couple whose home on Hope Bridgeville Road was seriously damaged by fire Monday night. Firefighters spent nearly four hours at the scene of Monday's blaze, which began in the couple's farmhouse shortly after 5:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2018 10:30:36 PM - SOURCE: New Jersey Herald
Colts Neck officials appreciate first responders' efforts
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 13:01:44 -0800
On Nov. 20, 2018, the Colts Neck community was forever changed. At mid-day, Colts Neck emergency services responded to a report of a structure fire on Willow Brook Road. Upon arrival, responding crews found a large home in a quiet neighborhood engulfed in flames. Given the size of the fire, calls quickly went out to surrounding communities for mutual aid assistance.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2018 1:01:44 PM - SOURCE: CentralJersey.com
Harrowing police rescue of North Brunswick family trapped by townhouse inferno caught on body camera
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 18:19:58 -0800
Video released Monday shows a police officer climb a second-floor balcony to reach two young children and their grandparents who were trapped by a fast-moving fire. Officers rushed to the inferno at a townhouse on Albury Way in North Brunswick late Saturday and started to evacuate the building when they spotted the family members stranded on a balcony.
- PUB DATE: 12/10/2018 6:19:58 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Small plane catches fire at Medford airport after pilot starts engine
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 10:47:45 -0800
A small, single-engine plane caught fire Sunday morning while on the ground at Flying W Airport in Medford, according to police. Medford police received a call about 9:30 a.m. reporting an airplane on fire near the south ramp, police said in a Facebook post. When officers arrived, the fire had been extinguished by firefighters from Medford and Lumberton.
- PUB DATE: 12/10/2018 10:47:45 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
1 dead in Cranford house fire
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800
One man is dead in a fire that destroyed a single-family home in Cranford on Sunday, according to authorities. The Cranford fire and police departments responded to the fire in the 500 Block of Hillcrest Avenue around 6:45 a.m., according to a press release from the Cranford Fire Department. Crews encountered heavy fire conditions and initiated an exterior attack as the extent of the fire prevented them from making entry into the house initially, the release said.
- PUB DATE: 12/10/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
No serious injuries after fire destroys North Brunswick condo building
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 04:53:27 -0800
All residents have been accounted for after a three-alarm fire tore through a building at the Governor’s Pointe condominium complex in North Brunswick late Saturday night. Units responded to Albury Way around 10:30 p.m. to find fire consuming a 3-story building containing 12 units. As firefighters battled heavy flames, it wasn’t clear if everyone had escaped the building.
- PUB DATE: 12/9/2018 4:53:27 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Follow Up: Foul play not suspected in fatal Jersey City fire
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 13:18:42 -0800
Authorities do not suspect foul play in the Wednesday afternoon fire that claimed a man’s life in Jersey City. The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office said Friday that Jerome Miller, 83, died after the fire broke out inside his unit in the seven-story Lincoln View Apartments at Kennedy Boulevard and Gifford Avenue.
- PUB DATE: 12/7/2018 1:18:42 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Coast Guard rescues 4 from boat fire off Cape May
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 08:23:52 -0800
Four people were rescued from a life raft about 16 miles southeast of Cape May on Saturday morning after their commercial fishing vessel caught fire. U.S. Coast Guard officials said in a news release that crew members aboard the 75-foot fishing vessel Ocean Pearl activated Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB) and abandoned ship after an electrical fire started on board around 10:30 a.
- PUB DATE: 12/9/2018 8:23:52 AM - SOURCE: Press of Atlantic City
Trenton council cheers mayor's picks for fire, water director with unanimous vote
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 22:09:55 -0800
Within weeks of being appointed Philadelphia fire commissioner, Derrick Sawyer faced tough questions from residents and officials in the City of Brotherly Love about his department’s response to the raging Gesner Street fire that gutted homes and killed four children in summer 2014. On Thursday, here in the capital city of New Jersey, Sawyer’s confirmation hearing resembled a brush fire, if one at all.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2018 10:09:55 PM - SOURCE: Trentonian
One firefighter treated for minor injury at Glen Rock house fire
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 17:35:43 -0800
A basement fire at a house on Maple Avenue was quickly put out Thursday night as one firefighter was treated for a minor injury and three people were displaced. The fire on the multi-story home started at about 6 p.m. and was knocked down in about 20 minutes, Glen Rock Fire Chief Tom Jennings said. "The crews went in and they did a very good job," Jennings said.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2018 5:35:43 PM - SOURCE: North Jersey.com (Bergen County Record & Herald News)
Tuckerton firefighters battle blaze in 140-year-old home
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 10:08:04 -0800
Firefighters battled an early-Thursday morning blaze that erupted inside the walls of a 140-year-old home on Cedar Street. The family inside evacuated and there were no injuries, but putting out the fire wasn't easy, according to the Tuckerton Fire Department. Residents said they detected odd odors around 11 p.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2018 10:08:04 AM - SOURCE: Asbury Park Press
Busy night for first responders in Hampton
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:48:15 -0800
The Hampton Fire Department made good use of the mutual aid system Thursday evening as it and surrounding departments responded to a gas leak in commercial buildings, a fire alarm at another store and a cardiac case that required a medical helicopter -- all within an hour. Fire Chief Dave Gunderman said the events began just before 7 p.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2018 9:48:15 PM - SOURCE: New Jersey Herald
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