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Two Dead, Box Truck Incinerated In Multi-Vehicle Route 80 Crash, Here's What Happened (UPDATE) Two Dead, Box Truck Incinerated In Multi-Vehicle Route 80 Crash, Here's What Happened (UPDATE)
Two Dead, Box Truck Incinerated In Multi-Vehicle Route 80 Crash, Here's What Happened (Update) A driver and passenger in a box truck were killed and two occupants of a tractor-trailer hospitalized with severe injuries in a fiery multi-vehicle crash on Route 80 in Hackensack, New Jersey State Police confirmed. The box truck was instantly consumed by flames as firefighters reached Exit 66 shortly after 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21. "It was a cremation," one responder at the scene said. Meanwhile, the cab of the rig involved in the crash went through the concrete divider to the westbound side while the trailer remained in the eastbound lanes. Two SUVs were also involved, State Police sa…
Support Swells For Wayne Family After Losing Dog In Fire Support Swells For Wayne Family After Losing Dog In Fire
Support Swells For Wayne Family After Losing Dog In Fire A Wayne family is on the mend after a fire damaged their home on Saturday, May 4 killing their beloved dog, Cali. The two-alarm fire on Lenox Road injured two firefighters, first responders at the scene said, though Andrea Jobst and her three children were able to safely escape the home, according to a fundraiser set up to support the family.   "They are mourning the loss of their cherished dog Cali," Jennifer Graf, who organized the fundraiser said. "Cali was not just a pet but a beloved member of their family, having grown up alongside Andrea's children. The bond between Ca…
Newark Police Car Struck, Stolen Car Thieves Captured After Crash In Garfield Newark Police Car Struck, Stolen Car Thieves Captured After Crash In Garfield
Newark Police Car Struck, Stolen Car Thieves Captured After Crash In Garfield A driver wanted for hitting a police cruiser with a stolen BMW was nabbed by Garfield police after he crashed into a pole, igniting a fire, and took off on foot, authorities said. Garfield police spotted the orange 2020 BMW M4 shortly before noon Wednesday, March 27, after colleagues from Newark who were tracking the vehicle via GPS pointed them to Prospect Street after one of their vehicles was hit, Capt. Mario Pozo said. Garfield Police Officer Noah Murphy tried stopping the sedan moments later, the captain said, but the driver threw it in reverse, hit the gas and accidentally slammed int…
UPDATE: Teaneck Woman Remains Hospitalized After Husband’s Suicide Fire Kills 2nd Victim UPDATE: Teaneck Woman Remains Hospitalized After Husband’s Suicide Fire Kills 2nd Victim
Update: Teaneck Woman Remains Hospitalized After Husband’s Suicide Fire Kills 2nd Victim FOR THE RECORD: A Teaneck woman remained hospitalized weeks after her husband ignited a gasoline-fueled fire that killed himself and another woman in their basement apartment. Ranjodh Singh IV, 35, “purposely set fire to himself in the basement apartment” shortly after midnight Feb. 19, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said last week. “As a result, the fire spread rapidly through the basement and trapped the other two occupants of the apartment,” Musella said. He used an accelerant, the prosecutor said, which responders said was gasoline. Singh died before dawn. Single mom Manjin…
ARSON? Body Found Following Fierce Fire In Ridgefield (UPDATE) ARSON? Body Found Following Fierce Fire In Ridgefield (UPDATE)
Arson? Body Found Following Fierce Fire In Ridgefield (Update) 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A former bed and breakfast in Ridgefield had been leveled by fire when responders found the remains of a man wrapped around a support beam. “He must’ve been alive and trying to hold on when the floor above him collapsed,” said a firefighter who was at the predawn blaze at the former Toddle Inn on Broad Avenue on Wednesday, March 6. Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella identified the victim on Friday as 42-year-old Xavier Contreras. An Ecuadoran national, the homeless Contreras sometimes joined the groups of day laborers waiting for passing contractors in nearby Palisades Park, jus…
UPDATE: Arson Investigators Probe Multi-Truck Fire In Ridgefield UPDATE: Arson Investigators Probe Multi-Truck Fire In Ridgefield
Update: Arson Investigators Probe Multi-Truck Fire In Ridgefield 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: Investigators were probing the cause of a multi-truck fire in Ridgefield that sent up a column of black smoke visible for miles. No injuries were reported in the three-alarm blaze, which ignited behind the Hanjin warehouse on Railroad Avenue near Pleasantview Avenue shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday, March 3. At least four box trucks and rigs were destroyed or severely damaged. Mutual aid responders either at the scene or in coverage included firefighters from Cliffside Park, Fairview, Leonia, Palisades Park and Ridgefield Park. The County Wide Emergency Response Team also responded. …
Resident, 64, Dies In House Fire Above Lake Hopatcong Resident, 64, Dies In House Fire Above Lake Hopatcong
Resident, 64, Dies In House Fire Above Lake Hopatcong A 64-year-old man died in an overnight fire in a home overlooking Lake Hopatcong, authorities said. Firefighters discovered the body of Robert Powers after a pair of borough police officers braved the flames at 303 Lakeside Avenue, which were engulfing the house when they arrived shortly before 12:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 26, borough police said in a statement. Both officers had to be treated for smoke inhalation, police said. The fire apparently ignited in the rear of the more than100-year-old, two-story wood-frame house, responders said. Borough firefighters expressed their gratitude to the…
UPDATE: Two Trapped In Suspicious Teaneck Basement Fire Die: Prosecutor UPDATE: Two Trapped In Suspicious Teaneck Basement Fire Die: Prosecutor
Update: Two Trapped In Suspicious Teaneck Basement Fire Die: Prosecutor UPDATE: Two people were confirmed dead Thursday following a suspicious gasoline-fed overnight basement fire in Teaneck that sources said was an attempted murder-suicide earlier this week. Firefighters were dousing the 12:30 a.m. blaze at a multi-family home on Palisade Avenue on Monday, Feb. 19, when they discovered and rescued three people trapped in a basement apartment, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. He identified them as Manjit Kaur, 47, 35-year-old Ranjodh Singh IV and an as-yet-unidentified woman. All three were taken to Hackensack University Medical Center, but Manjit K…
MURDER-SUICIDE BID? 3 Hospitalized After Arsonist With Gasoline Ignites Teaneck Basement Fire MURDER-SUICIDE BID? 3 Hospitalized After Arsonist With Gasoline Ignites Teaneck Basement Fire
Murder-suicide BID? 3 Hospitalized After Arsonist With Gasoline Ignites Teaneck Basement Fire UPDATE: Two people have died following a suspicious gasoline-fed overnight basement fire in Teaneck that sources said was an attempted murder-suicide earlier this week. Firefighters were dousing the 12:30 a.m. blaze at a multi-family home on Palisade Avenue when they discovered and rescued three people trapped in a basement apartment on Monday, Feb. 19, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. He identified them as Manjit Kaur, 47, 35-year-old Ranjodh Singh IV and an as-yet-unidentified woman. All three were taken to Hackensack University Medical Center, but Manjit Kaur and the woman we…
Dumpster Fire Doused At Avalon Apartments In Wood-Ridge Dumpster Fire Doused At Avalon Apartments In Wood-Ridge
Dumpster Fire Doused At Avalon Apartments In Wood-Ridge A building manager kept a trash bin fire in the basement of a Wood-Ridge apartment complex from spreading and borough responders took it from there, authorities said. Wood-Ridge Lt. Jeffrey Geisler and Officers Joseph Barbiera and Michael Donato evacuated the building at the Avalon at Westmount Station apartments shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, Capt. Joseph Biamonte said. Although the building manager contained the blaze, smoke extended up the trash chute to other floors, said firefighters who ventilated the building. They were assisted at the scene by fellow firefighters from Car…
Unidentified Man's Body Found Amid Wreckage Of Hawthorne Auto Repair Shop Fire Unidentified Man's Body Found Amid Wreckage Of Hawthorne Auto Repair Shop Fire
Unidentified Man's Body Found Amid Wreckage Of Hawthorne Auto Repair Shop Fire Authorities were trying to identify a man whose body was found at the scene of a destructive fire at an auto repair shop in Hawthorne. The blaze ignited among tires, pallets and debris, then spread to three trucks behind Luscher’s Automotive between 4th and Lafayette avenues shortly after 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, Hawthorne Fire Chief Joseph Speranza said. The fire also damaged the shop, the fire chief said. Amid the rubble firefighters found a body, he said. Authorities need to identify the man and obtain the results of an autopsy before knowing for sure whether he died accidentally, pur…
FIREBALL (UPDATE): Gas Tanker Flips From One Side Of Route 17 To Other, Dealership Destroyed FIREBALL (UPDATE): Gas Tanker Flips From One Side Of Route 17 To Other, Dealership Destroyed
Fireball (Update): Gas Tanker Flips From One Side Of Route 17 To Other, Dealership Destroyed In nothing short of a miracle, no serious injuries were reported after a gas tanker truck exploded into a huge fireball on Route 17 Monday morning. A used car dealership and many of its two dozen or so vehicles were destroyed in the five-alarm blaze after the truck and a passenger vehicle collided near the U-turn at the White Castle on the highway's southbound side in Hasbrouck Heights at 5:43 a.m. Jan. 8. The force flipped the tanker over the divider into the northbound lanes, Fire Chief Mike Greco said at the scene. (Justin Derevyanik took the photo at the top of this story. See his vide…
Barstool Bolsters NJ Pizza Icon Damaged By Blaze Barstool Bolsters NJ Pizza Icon Damaged By Blaze
Barstool Bolsters NJ Pizza Icon Damaged By Blaze A longtime New Jersey pizzeria heavily damaged in a fire is seeing support from none other than Dave Portnoy. Al Santillos Brick Oven Pizza in Elizabeth, the more than 100-year-old pizzeria on S. Broad Street, went up in flames at approximately 9:40 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, city spokeswoman Ruby Contreras said. I'm aware that Al Santillos Brick Oven Pizza had a fire this morning. Al is okay thank god. Obviously Barstool will be there for whatever Al needs. Posted by David Portnoy - El Presidente on Saturday, January 6, 2024 The blaze was spotted by a passerby and a rear neighbor, …
Support Swells For Little Falls Woman Who Lost Beloved Cat In Fire Support Swells For Little Falls Woman Who Lost Beloved Cat In Fire
Support Swells For Little Falls Woman Who Lost Beloved Cat In Fire Kendall Pappas lost everything, including her treasured cat, Clara, when her apartment in Little Falls caught fire on Monday, Dec. 11. "The damage is just heartbreaking," Lauren Bellantoni, a friend of Pappas' said. "Losing Clara has devastated Kendall. Clara gave love and snuggles to Kendall for the last 8 years. She will be missed beyond measure." The fire happened right before Pappas' birthday and with the holidays upcoming. Bellantoni has created a fundraiser for Pappas, as she works to rebuild her life. As of Thursday, Dec. 21, $15,250 has been raised. "I cannot even imagine this…
Ridgewood Kitchen Blaze Doused Ridgewood Kitchen Blaze Doused
Ridgewood Kitchen Blaze Doused A garden hose wasn't going to get it done. Ridgewood firefighters quickly doused a blaze that ignited Monday afternoon in the kitchen of a single-family home on Liberty Street, causing considerable fire, smoke and water damage. Although no injuries were reported in the two-alarm Dec. 11 fire, an initial unconfirmed report emerged of a possibly missing dog. Ridgewood police and Emergency Services personnel also responded, along with firefighters from Glen Rock, Ho-Ho-Kus, Midland Park, Paramus and Waldwick and the Glen Rock Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Boyd A. Loving Boyd A. Loving took th…
Sudden Death Of 'MVP' Police Detective Greg Wilson Shakes NJ Town Sudden Death Of 'MVP' Police Detective Greg Wilson Shakes NJ Town
Sudden Death Of 'MVP' Police Detective Greg Wilson Shakes NJ Town The Franklin Township (Somerset County) Police Department is mourning the loss of one of its own. Detective Greg Wilson died on Wednesday evening, Nov. 22, at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Township, his obituary says. He was 47 years old. “Greg was one of our MVPs,” said Franklin Township Director of Public Safety, Quovella Maeweather. “He is definitely a part of our family and an intricate part of our department. This is a great loss in multiple ways.” Wilson was born on Nov. 15, 1976 in Summit and had been living in Flemington. He started as a patrolman with FTPD…
Glen Rock Homeowner Burned Glen Rock Homeowner Burned
Glen Rock Homeowner Burned A Glen Rock homeowner burned his hand Monday during a small fire at his home. The Abington Terrace home just off Maple Avenue sustained minor damage in the noontime Nov. 20 second-floor blaze. The homeowner declined ambulance transport and said he'd drive himself to the hospital. Fire officials said original suspicions that a torch being used to burn paint off a baseboard caused the fire were incorrect. They didn't say how it started, however.  Mutual aid responders included firefighters from Fair Lawn, Hawthorne and Ridgewood. Boyd A. Loving took the photos and reported this story.
Fire Evacuates Atlantic City Boardwalk (VIDEO) Fire Evacuates Atlantic City Boardwalk (VIDEO)
Fire Evacuates Atlantic City Boardwalk (Video) Firefighters doused a blaze on the Atlantic City Boardwalk Wednesday, Nov. 15. The two-alarm fire broke out around 3:50 p.m., outside Resorts Casino Hotel. The blaze spread to the building’s exterior wall and part of the marquee above the boardwalk entrance, city officials said. 6abc shared footage of the flames, provided by Ted Jones, on TikTok. @6abcactionnews Video shows the moments after a large fire erupted on the Atlantic City boardwalk on Wednesday afternoon. ♬ original sound - 6abc Action News - 6abc Action News Minimal smoke extended into the building, forcing brief ev…
Wyckoff Woman, 79, Who Died In House Fire Identified Wyckoff Woman, 79, Who Died In House Fire Identified
Wyckoff Woman, 79, Who Died In House Fire Identified UPDATE: Virginia D'Amelio Ingenito of Wyckoff was home alone Sunday afternoon when what quickly became an intense fire apparently began in her kitchen. Wyckoff police who arrived first at the Meer Avenue home where she lived with her son and two grandsons found the 79-year-old Italian immigrant unresponsive just after noon Nov. 5, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Ingenito was in cardiac arrest when taken to The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, where she was pronounced dead a short time later, responders said. The rear of the house, where the kitchen was located, was fully involved…
One Dead In Wyckoff House Fire One Dead In Wyckoff House Fire
One Dead In Wyckoff House Fire A grandmother who was pulled from a Wyckoff house fire on Sunday died at the hospital, authorities confirmed. Virginia D'Amelio Ingenito, 79, was found unresponsive by Wyckoff police officers who were the first responders at the fire on Meer Avenue just off James Way behind Route 208 just after noon Nov. 5, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. CPR was conducted on Ingenito, who reportedly was in cardiac arrest when she was taken to The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, where she was pronounced dead a short time later. Firefighters found the rear of the house, where the kitchen was loca…
Firefighters Douse Intense Attic Blaze In Garfield Firefighters Douse Intense Attic Blaze In Garfield
Firefighters Douse Intense Attic Blaze In Garfield Firefighters in Garfield contained an intense attic blaze that severely damaged a single-family home. They got there quickly after smoke was reported coming out an attic window of the two-story, wood-frame home on Bergen Street shortly before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1. It took barely a half-hour for the firefighters to knock it down. No injuries were reported. GARFIELD FD Wallington firefighters assisted. The Garfield Fire Prevention Bureau is investigating the cause. GARFIELD FD Damien Danis for DAILY VOICE (both photos) GARFIELD FD GARFIELD FD
Landmark Liquor Store In Englewood Severely Damaged By Fire Landmark Liquor Store In Englewood Severely Damaged By Fire
Landmark Liquor Store In Englewood Severely Damaged By Fire Fire severely damaged a landmark business that has been part of Englewood's fabric for well over a century, officials said. The two-alarm blaze at I Wides Liquors on West Englewood Avenue broke out around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31. Firefighters kept the flames from spreading past the front of the building and had the blaze under control in barely an hour. The damage nonetheless was significant enough to render the building uninhabitable. Although an official cause wasn't immediately released, fire officials said they didn't suspect any wrongdoing. Mutual aid responders included firefight…
Firefighters Battle Vacant Building Blaze On Frequently Struck Paterson Street Firefighters Battle Vacant Building Blaze On Frequently Struck Paterson Street
Firefighters Battle Vacant Building Blaze On Frequently Struck Paterson Street A Paterson street that's had more than its share of late-night fires in multi-family houses had another last night. Flames began quickly spreading on the second floor of a vacant 2½-story building on Lafayette Street just off Rosa Parks Boulevard shortly after 10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, responders said. It quickly extended to the third floor and forced firefighters into an exterior attic while threatening a twin home next door. Fire officials asked NJ TRANSIT to temporarily close the elevated railway above Lafayette Street. Firefighters doused hot spots past midnight. No one was found ins…
Smoky Fire Closes Route 46 Popeyes Smoky Fire Closes Route 46 Popeyes
Smoky Fire Closes Route 46 Popeyes Firefighters doused an overnight blaze Thursday at the Popeyes Louisiana Chicken restaurant on westbound Route 46 in Lodi. The smoky fire broke out in the kitchen shortly before 1 a.m. Oct. 19, roughly two hours after closing time. Firefighters had it under control within a half hour.  No injuries were reported. Firefighters doused the Popeyes blaze on Route 46 in Lodi in just under a half hour.Mark Adamczyk Mutual aid was provided by firefighters from Saddle Brook, Maywood and Rochelle Park. The County Wide Emergency Response Team provided canteen services. The fire was containe…
3-Alarm Fire Ravages NJ Mirror, Glass Business 3-Alarm Fire Ravages NJ Mirror, Glass Business
3-Alarm Fire Ravages NJ Mirror, Glass Business A New Jersey mirror and glass company was destroyed by a fire overnight. The Kenilworth Fire Department and Rescue Squad responded to New Jersey Mirror and Glass on the 700 block of Kenilworth Boulevard around 3:25 a.m., the rescue department said. 🚨 WHILE YOU SLEPT: 🚨 Early this morning around 0326, the Kenilworth Fire Department and Rescue Squad was dispatched to a... Posted by Kenilworth, NJ Fire Dept. and Rescue Squad on Saturday, October 7, 2023 Smoke and flames were shooting out of the building, and a second alarm was called. Fire departments responded for mutual aid and firefigh…
Rooftop Fire Doused At Paramus Macy's Rooftop Fire Doused At Paramus Macy's
Rooftop Fire Doused At Paramus Macy's Firefighters made quick work of a smoky rooftop blaze at the Macy's in the Paramus Park mall on Sunday. A large transformer in a rooftop parapet caught fire shortly after 12:30 p.m., Oct. 1. There was initial concern when the fire went to three alarms. In the end, the rooftop damage was minor, responders said. Paramus firefighters assisted by their colleagues from Oradell had the bulk of the blaze knocked down in barely a half hour. It was declared under control shortly before 2 p.m. A large transformer in a rooftop parapet at the Macy's in the Paramus Park Mall caught fire shortly af…
Intense Fire Ravages Basement Classroom At Lyndhurst School Intense Fire Ravages Basement Classroom At Lyndhurst School
Intense Fire Ravages Basement Classroom At Lyndhurst School An early Saturday evening fire ravaged a basement classroom in a Lyndhurst grammar school. Firefighters responding to the Washington School on Ridge Road were met by intense heat and smoke that obscured all visibility shortly after 6 p.m. Sept. 16, 1st Assistant Fire Chief Paul Haggerty said. They kept the two-alarm blaze contained to the classroom with no injuries reported, he said. “An aggressive attack was to thank for avoiding what could have been a bad day here,” Haggerty said from the school. Fire officials and the township Office of Emergency Management have already begun mapping …
FULLY INVOLVED: Downed Wires Ignite Minivan On Route 46 FULLY INVOLVED: Downed Wires Ignite Minivan On Route 46
Fully Involved: Downed Wires Ignite Minivan On Route 46 Wires downed during Friday afternoon's storm set a minivan on fire on Route 46. The vehicle ignited at the corner of Huyler Street and the highway in Teterboro, across from the airport, shortly before 4 p.m. Sept. 8. Smoke billowed across the street, momentarily stopping traffic just as the Friday evening rush was about to heat up (no pun intended). No injuries were reported. Smoke billowed across Route 46 across from Teterboro Airport.MOONACHIE PD Hasbrouck Heights firefighters extinguished the fully-involved blaze after power was cut to the wires. Little Ferry firefighters provided …
Labor Day Weekend Blaze Doused In Norwood Labor Day Weekend Blaze Doused In Norwood
Labor Day Weekend Blaze Doused In Norwood Firefighters made quick work of a Labor Day weekend blaze that spread to a Norwood resident's garage. The borough's bravest responded to the call at 5 Meadow Court at 2:24 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, after the contents of a trash can apparently caught fire. They were assisted by their colleagues from Closter, Harrington Park, Haworth, Northvale, Old Tappan, Orangeburg and Tappan. Firefighters had the two-alarm blaze knocked down and under control in under a half hour, keeping it from spreading from the garage into the house. Colleagues from surrounding towns provided substantial mutual ai…
Driver Seriously Injured In Route 208 Crash Driver Seriously Injured In Route 208 Crash
Driver Seriously Injured In Route 208 Crash A motorist was seriously injured Thursday afternoon when his sedan slammed head-on into a utility pole on Route 208. The airbags in his older-model Volkswagen Jetta deployed in the crash at Harristown Road off the northbound highway in Glen Rock shortly after 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31. Members of the Glen Rock Volunteer Ambulance Corps took him to St. Joseph's University Medical Center in Paterson. Police, meanwhile, doused a small engine fire with an extinguisher. Glen Rock police doused a small engine fire with an extinguisher after the Route 208 crash at Harristown Road.Boyd A. L…
Stolen Car Left In Flames On Route 80, Trio Captured By NJSP, Teaneck PD Stolen Car Left In Flames On Route 80, Trio Captured By NJSP, Teaneck PD
Stolen Car Left In Flames On Route 80, Trio Captured By Njsp, Teaneck PD A young trio was captured by New Jersey State Police troopers and Teaneck police after they left a stolen car engulfed in flames on Route 80, authorities said. An intense search began after troopers found the fully engulfed Chevy Cruze, reported stolen out of Jersey City, on the westbound highway near milepost 69 at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, NJSP Sgt. First Class Philip Curry said. Teaneck firefighters doused the blaze. Troopers snatched up two of the fleeing occupants and Teaneck police nabbed the third, the sergeant said. Horton Felder, 20, and Zahkir Coleman-Smith, 18, both …