Recently Firefighters Handle Several Motor Vehicle Crashes

Posted on April 17, 2017

 Within the last month, Budd Lake Firefighters have responded to at least a dozen motor vehicle crashes around town luckily there were no major injuries.       

Brush Fire On Waterloo Valley Rd.

Posted on April 18, 2017

Late last month Budd Lake Fire responded to a vacant house on Waterloo Valley Rd. for a brush fire with minor extension to the house the utility wires came down and started the fire so firefighters contained the fire until JCP&L could shut the power down and then firefighters finished extinguishing the fire there was no one around at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported.   

Budd Lake & Byram Handle Overturned TT On 80

Posted on April 19, 2017

Saturday night was no April fool’s joke for Budd Lake and Byram firefighters around 5 pm calls came in for a tractor trailer overturned across all lanes on Interstate 80 East at MM 23 units from Budd Lake and Byram fire and first aid responded and with the arrival of Chief Maloney started to sort out who was hurt as crew arrived and started to secure the truck and a car that was also involved in the crash 2 people one being the truck drive and one person from the car were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. The roadway remained shut down for several hours but an hour into the call Budd Lake Firefighters were called to Elizabeth Ave in their town for a chimney fire as soon as the fire trucks could get through the scene Byram stayed on scene for cleanup and the Budd Lake units responded to the chimney fire. Flanders Fire had assisted with the chimney fire and that was quickly taken care of and all units returned to service.   

Budd Lake Assists Washington Township Fire

Posted on April 19, 2017

On Friday April 14th at 01:35am Budd Lake FD was requested into Washington twp for a second alarm structure fire. BLFD provided man power and assisted with secondary searches of the single-family home.

Budd Lake Fire Assists Hackettstown

Posted on April 19, 2017

Friday morning March 31st around 11:20 am calls came in to Warren County 911 center for smoke coming from a house on Morgan Terrace upon arrival of first due units a working fire was called and the 1st alarm box was requested brining Tri County, Independence, Washington Bro. Fire Companies and Budd Lake Fire as the Rapid Intervention Crew. The first in engine stretched a line to the second-floor rear bedroom where fire was venting out the rear windows as the second in crew hit a hydrant and pulled a second line the bulk of the fire was knocked down within minutes but crew had to open the roof and pull a lot of celling on the 1st and 2nd floors. During the searches a family cat was rescued from the home there was a younger male home at the time of the fire but escaped unharmed. The fire is under investigation by the Warren County Fire and Mount Olive Fire Marshal’s offices there were no injuries at the scene.

Crawl Space Fire In Vasa Park

Posted on April 19, 2017

Budd Lake and Flanders Fire Companies responded to the Cultural Center in VASA Park for a report of a smell of smoke Car 51 arrived and reported a smoke condition Engine 53 arrived and started to search for the smoke and found a fire in the crawl space that was under the boiler room. Crews from Flanders assisted Eng. 53 with trying to break through the concrete floor to get to the fire. Command called for a second alarm due to man power help needed, crews were able to break through and extinguish the remaining fire. There were no injuries but the center had to be closed for at least a week to make repairs.   

Budd Lake Assists Byram Township

Posted on April 21, 2017

Tender 57 and Chief’s 1,2 and 3 responded to a house fire on Tamarack Rd. the fire was quickly put out and contained to the chimney area and the Tender was canceled the chiefs remained on scene for a little while assisting.

 

Budd Lake Assisted Washington Twp. With Med-Vac

Posted on April 21, 2017

Washington township fire and first aid units were on a car crash on Naughright Rd. that required a helicopter to transport the victim and requested Budd Lake to cover the landing zone that was at the school on Naughright rd. Squad 56 responded and assisted with closing the road and returned to service.