Budd Lake Finds The Beef On Rt. 80

Posted on October 7, 2008

Tuesday night October 7th the Budd Lake Fire and Rescue Squads responded to Rt. 80 East at mm 23 for the overturned tractor trailer. First arriving units found a tractor trailer on it side loaded with beef, the driver had minor injuries and lucky as the trailer was laying on top of the guardrail and cut through the center of the trailer. After securing a fuel leak from the tractor crews waited for the tow company to upright the tractor. The trailer was a tougher task fire crews had to cut the guardrail out from the middle of the truck so the NJ DOT could off load the trailer full of beef. The roadway was down to one lane for several hours until the mess was cleaned up.
Photos By Kevin Maloney

Budd Lake Assists Flanders Fire With Trailer Fire

Posted on October 7, 2008

Tuesday Morning sent Flanders and Budd Lake Firefighters to the Morris County Transfer Station for a truck hauling trash that was on fire. Tower 96 and Squad 56 laid a supply line and stretched a hand line as the trailer was emptied on to the pad so firefighters could pull the garbage apart and hose it down. The fire was extinguished in a half hour. There were no injuries and the County and Town Fire Marshal as well as the Mt. Olive Police are investigating the fire.  Photos By Kevin Maloney and Willie Cirone

Flanders House Explosion

Posted on October 8, 2008

Neighbors were greeted by a loud explosion that took the one story home at 500 Drakestown Rd. and leveled it to a large pile of rubble. Flanders fire chief and the Mt. Olive Police officers called in the Morris County Prosecutors Office who set up a crime scene and started the investigation. There was no fire upon arrival of the fire crews so the focus was on searching the structure. Crews from the Morristown and Patterson Urban Search and Rescue Teams were called in along with a FAST assignment from the Budd Lake Fire Department to start the task of searching the house to be sure the house was vacant. Additional crews were called from Roxbury and Chester Fire Companies to assist. After a thorough search the house was conformed to be empty. There were no injuries at the scene and companies were starting to be released around 5:00 pm and all units cleared up around 8:30 pm. Photo’s By Kevin Maloney / Willie Cirone

Mutual Aid To Roxbury

Posted on October 30, 2008

Budd Lake Firefighters Assist Roxbury with Tender 57 Shortly after midnight on Thursday, October 30th the Roxbury Township Fire Companies responded to 343 Berkshire Valley Rd. For a large two storey vacant house that was heavily involved in fire. The first in chief had Roxbury’s 75 foot ladder pull up in the front of the building and start a water tower operation as several hand lines were stretched. The building was vacant so all operations were defensive only. Do to a lack of water in the area Tenders from several towns were dispatched to the scene to assist in a water shuttle operation. The fire was brought under control within two hours and is under investigation by the Roxbury Police, Fire Marshal and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. Photo’s
Photos By Kevin Maloney