Daily Dispatch: New Jersey News
13 people displaced, 1 firefighter injured in Paterson fire
Sat, 17 Aug 2019 11:06:17 -0700
Thirteen people were displaced and a firefighter was injured in a blaze on 10th Avenue early Saturday morning. Firefighters began battling the flames at 395 10th Avenue at around 12:30 a.m., said deputy fire chief Frank Calamita. Upon arrival, firefighters saw the flames extending from the first floor to the second, he said.
- PUB DATE: 8/17/2019 11:06:17 AM - SOURCE: Paterson Times
Officials: Fire destroys 3 tractor-trailers behind haunted house in Passaic
Sat, 17 Aug 2019 07:41:16 -0700
Officials say a fire destroyed three tractor-trailers and a car behind a haunted house attraction in Passaic. The fire happened Saturday around 3:30 a.m. on Brighton Avenue, near the Brighton Asylum. According to the fire chief, crews from both the Passaic Fire Department and Clifton responded to the scene.
- PUB DATE: 8/17/2019 7:41:16 AM - SOURCE: News 12 New Jersey
Southampton crash victim was retired policeman, former Vincent Fire Company Fire Chief
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 12:37:57 -0700
A man who died in a motorcycle crash here was a retired police officer and a former fire chief. David Paul Warner Jr. was a police officer in Southampton and Pemberton Borough before finishing his career in Medford Lake's police department, according to an obituary. The Vincentown man was a former chief of the Vincent Fire Company, which has hung solemn bunting outside its Race Street staton.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 12:37:57 PM - SOURCE: Courier Post (Camden South Jersey)
Dog dies in Englewood house fire
Sun, 18 Aug 2019 08:41:40 -0700
A homeowner lost one of his dogs in an early-morning fire on West Demarest Avenue on Sunday. Trevor Sealy said he likes to get up early in the morning, especially to go for walks. But this morning was different. He was alerted to smoke by his two barking dogs. “It was little at first, but in no time, it spread to the whole house,” Sealy said.
- PUB DATE: 8/18/2019 8:41:40 AM - SOURCE: North Jersey.com (Bergen County Record & Herald News)
Paterson firefighter killed in cliff fall while bike riding wasn't warned of park's dangers, widow's suit says
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:38:15 -0700
A Paterson firefighter killed while riding his mountain bike in an Essex County park two years ago did not know of dangerous conditions in the area, including a steep cliff with no barriers or warning signs, his widow states in a recently filed lawsuit. Kerry James Rivera, a 13-year member of the fire department, died June 26, 2017 after the mountain bike he was riding plunged 20 feet off a cliff in a wooded reservation near the Cedar Grove Reservoir.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 7:38:15 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Chinese restaurant in Cedar Grove catches fire
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 13:47:35 -0700
New Kitchen on Bowden Road caught fire Thursday afternoon, causing at least three businesses to be evacuated. Fire departments from Cedar Grove, Verona and North Caldwell converged on the Chinese eatery at about 2 p.m. Minimal damage could be seen outside the building but firefighters inside pulled down tiles from the ceiling.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 1:47:35 PM - SOURCE: North Jersey.com (Bergen County Record & Herald News)
Maplewood, South Orange pass merger resolutions
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:44:29 -0700
The Maplewood Township Committee approved at its Aug. 6 meeting a resolution that supports creating a joint meeting to merge the Maplewood and South Orange fire departments, allowing the towns to take another step forward in combining the two departments. The resolution passed unanimously; Deputy Mayor Frank McGehee was absent.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 7:44:29 AM - SOURCE: Irvington Herald
Fire damages home in Warren County, but no one is reported injured
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 11:29:22 -0700
A home was damaged Wednesday evening in a fire in Mansfield Township, according to a report from the scene. No one was reported injured. Prosecutor Richard Burke said the fire “looks to be accidental." The blaze was reported at 6:56 p.m. at 574 Mount Bethel Road, and township police arrived to find flames coming from the home.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 11:29:22 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Newton woman on probation for arson, charged with assaulting her child's father
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 21:50:13 -0700
With two years still left in her probationary term after admitting in 2016 she set the Ascot Park Apartment complex ablaze in 2014, a Newton woman has been jailed after being accused of assaulting the father of her child, claiming he cheated on her with their child's case worker. Elizabeth Sommers, 38, was charged Saturday, Aug.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 9:50:13 PM - SOURCE: New Jersey Herald
8 displaced after fire in Jersey City Heights
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:18:43 -0700
Eight people were displaced after a residential building in the Jersey City Heights caught fire early Wednesday morning, an official said. Firefighters responded to the three-story building at 17 Hopkins Ave. shortly after midnight and contained the fire to the first and second floors of the structure, Jersey City spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione said.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 5:18:43 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
VIDEO: Lightning strike hits Jersey Shore beach umbrella shed, sets it on fire
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A lightning strike hit a shed for beach umbrella rentals just off the Ocean City boardwalk Wednesday night and set the small stand on fire. Video captured on the boardwalk showed the bolt hit the small shed on the 13th Street beach and the ensuing fire. No injuries were reported. Tara Scavetti was walking on the boardwalk talking to a friend when the lightning struck.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Woman tried to kill man by torching his house in Woodbury, which also had a dog inside, cops allege
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 15:01:27 -0700
Authorities have charged a Camden County woman with attempted murder for allegedly setting an occupied Woodbury home on fire. A house on the 200 block of South Barber Avenue in Woodbury went up in flames on Aug. 4 and a resident was hospitalized with burns and smoke inhalation, according to Woodbury police.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 3:01:27 PM - SOURCE: Jersey City Journal
Dump truck driver seriously hurt after slamming into South Brunswick home, causing extensive damage
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A dump truck driver was seriously injured after slamming into and badly damaging a home in South Brunswick early Wednesday, officials said. It took Kendall Park firefighters and employees of a tow truck company 40 minutes to free the man following the 4:20 a.m. crash on Shelley Road, South Brunswick police said in a statement.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Parents, first responders recount rescue of 2-year-old from pool in Paterson
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A toddler was revived after being found unconscious in a pool in New Jersey. Now, in an Eyewitness News exclusive, her parents and the first responders who rushed to the house are sharing the harrowing details of her rescue. The parents found their 2-year-old daughter Liz unconscious earlier this month in her backyard pool in Paterson, which sent her mother into a panic.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV ABC 7
Update: East Brunswick fire chief placed on leave following double-fatal crash
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 11:54:21 -0700
Township police internal affairs is reviewing the department’s handling of a Sunday evening crash involving a fire department vehicle in which a South River couple was killed. Police Chief Frank LoSacco issued a statement saying he has directed the Office of Professional Standards, or internal affairs, to review the handling of the crash to identify any policy or procedure changes that may need to be addressed concerning issues that were raised.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2019 11:54:21 AM - SOURCE: MyCentralJersey.com - Metered Site
Tinton Falls fire rips through home
Mon, 12 Aug 2019 17:41:05 -0700
A fire tore through a home on Cannonball Drive in the Park Place complex Monday evening, destroying the entire structure. There were no reported injuries resulting from the blaze, Tinton Falls Fire Company No. 1 said in a Facebook post. Fire crews from Tinton Falls, Ocean Township, Little Silver, Asbury Park and Neptune all responded to the scene.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2019 5:41:05 PM - SOURCE: Asbury Park Press
Row Pallet Fire In New Brunswick Seen For Miles
Mon, 12 Aug 2019 11:19:24 -0700
Firefighters and emergency personnel from the city and surrounding areas responded to a three-alarm fire Monday at an industrial site. The call came in at 12:53 p.m. reporting a fire at 1 Home News Row, city spokesperson Jennifer Bradshaw said in an email. The site is home to GDB International, Inc.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2019 11:19:24 AM - SOURCE: New Brunswick Patch
Paterson promotes 25 firefighters
Sun, 11 Aug 2019 14:13:14 -0700
Kenneth Kiefer’s firefighting career started when he was about two hours old. At least that’s the way his mother sees it. Sarah Kiefer said her husband, a firefighter in Palisades Park was getting ready to march in the borough’s Memorial Day parade in 1980 when an emergency came up. “He got a call that I was going into labor and had to leave the parade and rush to the hospital,” said the proud mother.
- PUB DATE: 8/11/2019 2:13:14 PM - SOURCE: NorthJersey.com
South River couple killed in wreck involving East Brunswick fire chief responding to call in department-issued SUV
Mon, 12 Aug 2019 10:40:31 -0700
A South River couple was killed in a crash Sunday night involving East Brunswick’s fire chief, who was responding to a call with the emergency vehicle’s lights and siren activated, authorities said Monday. Authorities did not identify the couple pending notification of their family. Officials are investigating the crash after East Brunswick police did not notify the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office in a timely fashion, a spokesperson for the prosecutor’s office said.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2019 10:40:31 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Touching 9 Volt Batteries Explode In Morris County Storage Bin
Mon, 12 Aug 2019 05:43:51 -0700
PHOTO: You probably don't think too much about it: when you have extra batteries, you stash them in a drawer, closet, or some other tucked away place, waiting for the day you need some extra juice for a new toy. But one Mount Olive family learned the hard way that when it comes to battery storage, a little bit of thought is necessary.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2019 5:43:51 AM - SOURCE: Tri-Boro Patch
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