Firefighters Handle Small Fire On RH Farms

Posted on January 17, 2017

The new year started off with a small fire in a vacant house on the property of RH Farms on Rt. 46 calls came in for a fire on the side of the house Chief 51 and 52 arrived and reported a fire on the side of the house with minor extension on the inside. Engine 53 stretched a hose line to the inside of the house and held it in check while waiting for the power company to shut down power the fire was burning in the outside electrical equipment on the side of the house. Flanders fire also were on scene to assist with overhaul and cleanup. There were no injuries and all units cleared within 45 minutes.  

Budd Lake Responds To Rt. 80 Truck Crash

Posted on January 17, 2017

Recently firefighters responded to Rt. 80 W at MM 24 for a truck off the road Chiefs 50 and 51 along with Squad 56 assisted State Police with a tractor trailer off the road into the woods firefighters used chain saws to remove trees so the truck could be towed out. The Morris County Haz-Mat team was called to the scene because there were 20 plus gallons of diesel fuel on the ground form a ruptured fuel tank after the tow company removed the fuel firefighters cleared and left up to the tow company and State Police.   

Clinton Ave Home Damaged By Chimney Fire

Posted on January 17, 2017

Monday night just before dinner firefighters were dispatched to a home on Clinton Ave for a report of a chimney fire. Chiefs 50, 51 and 52 arrived and had smoke coming from the chimney area and on the outside as well Engine 53 quickly opened the walls and found the fire and doused it with a hose line Ladder 58 laddered the roof and checked the chimney area with help on the ground by Flanders Fire Engine 95, Tower 96 and Rescue 97 Netcong Fire was the Rapid Intervention assignment. The home did sustain damage to the living room area but there were no injuries reported Budd Lake First Aid stood buy and the fire is under investigation by the Mount Olive police and the Fire Marshal’s office. Units were cleared within an hour.       

Be Safe The Lake Is Freezing

Posted on January 17, 2017

Firefighters trained on the lake preparing for all the activity that goes on this time of year so Now that Budd Lake is finally freezing over please use caution and remember to dress accordingly and to bring the proper equipment with you. Personal flotation device, ice picks and a whistle are a good start. Always let someone know that you will be going out on the ice and don't go out on the ice after dark. No ice is ever truly safe to be on.