Budd Lake Assists Netcong Fire

Posted on April 25, 2012

Just after midnight April 6th Netcong Police on routine patrol came across a three story taxpayer with apartments above with smoke coming out the second floor. The officer radioed in and the Netcong Fire company was dispatched and as chief one arrived a working fire assignment was sent out bring Stanhope, Roxbury and Budd Lake fire companies to the scene. Engine one stretched a line to the second floor and started an aggressive attack and searches for a reported man on the second floor but the fire in the 100 year old building began to travail the walls and fire was starting to advance to the third floor And the roof area so all companies were pulled out and a second alarm was transmitted. Stanhope’s ladder was put into service on the front side of the building while Flanders Fire came in and used there 95 foot tower ladder in the rear of the structure and several hand lines were put into place. The fire was brought under control by 5 in the morning crews remained on scene for several hours to remove the victim from the second floor the fire is under investigation by the Morris County Prosecutors Office and the Netcong Fire Marshal’s office as well as the Netcong Police. Mt. Arlington, Bryam, Hackettstown and Flanders fire companies were also called to the scene.    

Budd Lake Firefighters Knock Down Brush Fire

Posted on April 25, 2012

Monday April 15th late afternoon firefighters were dispatched to Waterloo Valley Road for a brush fire car 51 and 52 arrived and reported a 50 x 50 brush fire. Engine 53 stretched a one inch line and started knocking down the fir as other crews from Tender 57 and Flanders Brush 98 and the New Jersey Forest Fire started making fire lines in around the fire and overhauling. The fire was under control within a half hour.  

Budd Lake Firefighters Douse Stevens State Park Fire

Posted on April 27, 2012

Sunday afternoon April 22nd Firefighters were called to Stevens State Park by trail A for a report of a fire. Units found a one acre brush fire burning crews stretched hose and used rakes and bladder bags to control the fire. The New Jersey State Forest Fire Service was also on scene to assist with extinguishing  the fire. The fire department cleaned up within an hour as forest fire remained on the scene for several hours to make sure all fire was out.