Quick Knock Down On Outlook Ave.

Posted on March 1, 2015

On 2/28/15 at Approx. 2:47pm the Budd Lake Fire Department was dispatched to reported fire on Outlook ave called in by a neighbor. On arrival of Car 52 a small fire could be seen on the D-side of the house. Once entry was made into the structure the main body of fire was found in the stairwell area and progressing quickly. Car 52 requested a full second alarm assignment, mutual aid was provided by Flanders, Netcong, Hackettstown and Chester Fire departments to the scene. Station coverage was provided by Schooleys Mountain and Stanhope Fire Departments. First due Engine 53 "The battle wagon" arrived on scene and knocked down the fire within 7 minutes. Units remained on scene for about 2 hours for extensive overhaul open up walls and check for extension.


Budd Lake Makes Quick Work Of Vacant House

Posted on March 19, 2015

Late afternoon on March 11th calls came in from neighbors on Springdale Terries in Budd Lake for smoke coming from a one and a half story house, Car 52 and Eng. 53 arrived and confirmed a fire in the rear of the house in the kitchen area. Command called for a second alarm as crews stretched a line in the front door and found the fire in the kitchen area and quickly knocked down the fire as Flanders Fire went to the roof and vented. The house was vacant but had a lot of stuff still inside and that made it tough for crews to get around. There were no injuries and the fire is under investigation by the Mt. Olive Police and the Fire Marshal’s Office.


Budd Lake Fire Attended Morristown And Hackettstown St. Patrick’s Day Parades

Posted on March 19, 2015

Saturday and Sunday March 14th and 15th members went to celebrate the wearing of the green first Saturday in Morristown and then Sunday in Hackettstown fun was had by all.

Overturned Salt Truck On Rt. 80

Posted on March 23, 2015

A contractor working for the state apparently lost control of his truck while salting Rt #80 in Budd Lake. The truck came across 3 lanes spilling its load of salt and coming to rest on the shoulder. The driver received minor injuries and was transported to the hospital. The Fire Company assisted the Tow Operator and contained the minor spills fron the truck.


Dumpster Fire Damages Flanders Home

Posted on March 24, 2015

Wednesday March 18th the Flanders Fire Department was dispatched to Red Maple Lane for a dumpster fire Mt. Olive Police arrived first and reported the fire had started to extend to the front of the house and dispatch hit a township general alarm bringing the Budd Lake Fire Department to the scene as well. Car 91 arrived and requested a second alarm be dispatched, Engine 95 and Tower 96 were first due and started off with a blitz fire line and knocked down the bulk of the fire a crew from engine 95 and squad 56 attempted to go inside and knock down the rest of the fire but were pulled out due to the light weight construction starting to take off and the fire extended quickly into the hole roof area. Crews went defensive with the tower and several master streams. There were no injuries and the home owner was not home at the time of the fire. The fire is under investigation by the Mt. Olive Police and Fire Marshal’s office. Chester, Netcong and Hackettstown fire companies were on scene along with cover assignments.



Budd Lake Assists Flanders In Oakwood Village

Posted on March 31, 2015

Saturday afternoon March 28th Flanders and Budd Lake firefighters were dispatched to Oakwood Village Building 22 for a report of smoke coming from an apartment. Police arrived and reported smoke coming from the door to the apartment units arrived and Engine 95 arrived and stretched an inch and three quarter line into the apartment and quickly extinguished a small fire on the stove. Budd Lakes Squad 56 backed up engine 95s crew and assisted with ventilation. No one was home at the time of the firer but a dog was removed from the apartment unharmed. There were no injuries and crews cleared within an hour.

Train Starts Brush Fires In Mt. Olive

Posted on March 31, 2015

Monday March 30th late afternoon the fire department was dispatched to International Drive and Route 46 for a brush fire as companies started to respond a second call came in for a second brush fire behind the Village Green apartment complex Engine 59 and Chief 50 responded to the Rt. 46 call and worked that fire on the tracks and in the thick brush. Squad 56 and Chief 52 responded to the Village Green call and had a 100 x100 foot fire next to the tracks crew used bladder bags and stretched long hose lays to extinguish the fire both fires were around a 1,000 feet apart. Netcong and Schoolyes Mt. fire companies assisted along with NJ Forrest Fire Service and NJ Transit Police.