Budd Lake Assists Netcong

Ladder 58 was the rapid intervention assignment and Engine 59 was a water supply assignment

As the sun came up around 7 am Morris County Communications center received a call for a fire alarm from 48 main street a laundromat as Chief one arrived an quickly reported smoke and fire coming from the side of the building a re-tone and a second alarm was struck. Engine 1 and tower 1 arrived and started an interior attack trying to move up to the second floor after starting to make progress the fire had advanced up through void spaces and was pushing heavy smoke from the third floor and started to run the cockloft crews were the evacuated and a defensive attack was started. Mutual Aid companies were starting to arrive and 3 ladder trucks were placed in service along with several hand lines. The town water system was starting to lose water presser so the third alarm was called an long hose lays were dropped to a nearby lake and water was drafted to offset the water system. There were 3 different building collapses during the fire but no injuries were reported. Crews remained on scene for over 8 hours and with the help of a excavator the fire was put down. The Morris County Sheriff’s Office, Prosecutor, State Fire Marshal and Netcong Police all are investigating the fire.