House Fire On Old Waterloo Rd.

Posted on January 8, 2019

Shortly after dinner on News Years Day calls starting coming in from 911 reporting a fire at the end of the street. Units were out on a call and returning to quarters when the call came out Engine 59 and Car 51 were only a mile away and arrived within minutes to find a one story wood frame with fire coming out the front of the house. Engine 53 was next in and assisted with water supply and extinguishing the fire. Car 50 had command and Car 52 was the water officer. Other Mutual Aid was called for and the fire was brought under control within an hour. One Firefighter was transported to the hospital for burns to the leg. There was no one home at the time of the fire. The Mount Olive Police and the Fire Official’s are currently investigating the fire.  

Budd Lake Assists Netcong

Posted on January 18, 2019

Thursday morning around 6 am firefighters were dispatched for a rapid intervention assignment to main street in Netcong for a fire in a pizzeria. Ladder 58 arrived and laddered the building and assisted with roof operations and stand by at the scene. Flanders Fire was also dispatched for station coverage. Crews were released by 7:30 am. Below is a video link from WRNJ news.  

Budd Lake Assist Washington Twp. Fire

Posted on January 23, 2019

Budd Lakes Ladder 58 was assigned the Rapid Intervention Crew and remained on scene till around 2”30 am.

At 10:20 PM on Monday night (January 21) Fairmount Fire Company, Long Valley Fire Company and Schooleys Mt. Fire Company were alerted for a Structure Fire on Pickle Rd in Washington Twp. First arriving units found the house well involved in fire with the barn 20 feet from the house starting to burn command requested a second alarm and crews went to work with deck guns and master streams as mutual aid companies started to arrive, a crew went into the barn an extinguished the fire, and held it in check as the house was being brought under control. Companies remained on scene well into the morning hitting hot spots there was (1) fatality at the scene in which the Washington Twp. Police, Morris County Sheriff’s Office and Morris County Prosecutors Office are all investigating. Mutual Aid Fire Companies were Chester Fire, Pottersville Fire, Califon Fire, Budd Lake Fire, Lebanon Twp. Fire and Oldwick Fire. The Long Valley First Aid Squad stood by the entire time for Rehab and Morris County OEM sent a warming bus for firefighters.

Mount Olive Fire Assist Roxbury

Posted on January 23, 2019

Budd Lake Fire covered Roxbury company 2’s firehouse and did respond to a car fire on rt. 80 while standing by. Flanders covered Roxbury company 1s firehouse.

Sunday night January 20th as temperatures dropped below 0 and high winds picked up the Roxbury Fire Companies were called to a house on Ridge Rd. for a report of a well involved garage fire upon arrival the attached garage was involved in fire and spreading to the house and into the first floor. Crews laid a supply line in and stretched hand lines to start attacking the fire. All occupants were out of the house command required a second alarm be struck brining mutual aid into the scene to help with fire suppression and conduct searches. The fire was brought under control within an hour despite the weather conditions there were no reported injuries. The fire us under investigation by the Roxbury Police and Fire Marshal’s Office. 

Piece Of Fire Department History Found

Posted on January 26, 2019

A piece of Budd Lake Fire Department history was found in Horizon City TX (1970 Oren GE IH CO-8190) or old 1970 International Great Eastern 1000 gpm pumper. It was sent to us on our facebook page. 

Fishermen Warned Of Not So Safe Ice

Posted on January 31, 2019

As tempter’s rise and fall, so far this winter the ice on Budd Lake is not always safe recently the fire department was called to the Budd Lake beach for possible fishermen stranded on the lake. Crews arrived and found around 8 people on the lake after talking to them they were ok but the shore line at the beach was not frozen due to the town installing bubblers around the docks by the beach the people were asked to exit the lake for their safety and they agreed so firefighters assisted them with their gear and all made it off the lake safely.