Car Fire Rt. 46

Posted on December 18, 2008

Thursday morning December 18th the Budd Lake Fire Department responded to the intersection of Rt. 46 and Old Budd Lake Road for the fully involved car fire. Chief Maloney arrived and reported a working car fire, Squad 56arivved and stretched a inch and three quarter hand line on the fire and had it knocked down in five minutes. There were no injuries at the scene and the highway was completely opened within an hour.   Photos By Kevin Maloney

Santa Comes To Budd Lake

Posted on December 20, 2008

On Saturday December 20th Santa came to the Budd Lake area for a visit to check to see if the boys and girls were being naughty or nice. Engine 59 made its last Santa run before retiring from service in February. Firefighters traveled around town handing out candy canes and good cheer.   Photos By Willie Cirone

Broken Pipe Shuts Down Day Care

Posted on December 20, 2008

Firefighters were called to a local day care center for a fire alarm and found the sprinkler pipe in the front of the building was broken. Engine 53 and Ladder 58 responded and secured the leak and removed some of the water. The center was reopened the next day.  
Photos By Willie Cirone

Ice Storm Shuts Down Rt. 80

Posted on December 24, 2008

The Mt. Olive Township Emergency Services got an early start on Christmas Eve around 3:30 a.m. the calls came in for a multi car accident with several injuries at the 25.0 mile marker west bound on Rt. 80. Car 50 and 51 arrived and started to check the damage, the big one was a tractor trailer that struck the bridge as it dragged a car under the rear of the trailer and then spun around and destroyed the truck’s trailer breaking open the saddle tank spilling 100 gal. of diesel fuel all over the road. There were seven more cars and another tractor trailer crashed in the quarter mile accident scene. Squad 56 secured all the cars and attempted to contain the fuel spill as four ambulances two from Budd Lake and two from Flanders transported seven people to area hospitals with minor injuries. The Morris County Haz-Mat team responded and had a cleanup company come out to clean up the fuel spill. NJ State Police reopened the road just after 7:00 am after the NJDOT sanded and salted the highway.
Photos By Kevin Maloney / Willie Cirone