Budd Lake Responds To Small Barn Fire

Posted on September 2, 2011

Thursday August 25th around 10:15 am calls came in for a fire in the Village Green Apartment complex as chiefs and police arrived it was found that the fire was behind the complex on Waterloo Rd. Crews arrived at 80 Waterloo Rd. and had a barn 50 x 80 with a trailer on the side fully involved in fire. Engine 53 was the first in engine and stretched an inch and three quarter hose line on the fire. Command called for a second alarm and as mutual aid companies came in crews stretched two more lines and started to get the fire under control tenders were also brought in to assist with water supply do to the lack of hydrants in the area. The barn was used as a storage shed, storing everything from newspapers, wood, hay and pool chemicals. The fire was brought under control within one hour there were no injuries at the scene, the fire is under investigation by the Mt. Olive Police and Fire Marshal’s office. A great piece of history was found at the fire someone found a newspaper dated 1971 and on the cover was a story of the lumber yard fire in Hackettstown NJ ironically the Hackettstown Fire Company was on the scene of this fire. That piece will be put on display at their fire station.