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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…
Man, Woman Killed In West Orange Townhouse Fire, Officials Say Man, Woman Killed In West Orange Townhouse Fire, Officials Say
West Orange Townhouse Fire A man and a woman were killed in a fire in West Orange on the early morning of Tuesday, May 14, authorities said. At 12:18 a.m., the West Orange Fire Department responded to Northfield Townhouses at 595 Northfield Ave., for a structure in a 3-story home with trapped occupants, a spokesman for the township said. Firefighters encountered a heavy blaze in the basement and were able to place the fire under control in 45 minutes, a spokesman said. A man and a woman were removed from the building and taken to Cooperman Barnabas Hospital where they were pronounced deceased, a spokesman said. The i…
High-Rise Fire Displaces 40, Injures One In Newark: Cops High-Rise Fire Displaces 40, Injures One In Newark: Cops
High-Rise Fire Displaces 40, Injures One In Newark: Cops One woman was injured and 40 families were displaced in a two-alarm fire in Newark early Monday morning, April 29, authorities said. At 12:04 a.m., firefighters responded to a fire in an occupied 5-story building at 502 Market St., Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Fragé  said. Additional units were needed to contain the blaze and a second alarm was called, Fragé said.  A tenant was taken to University Hospital for possible smoke inhalation, Fragé said. The fire was declared under control at 1:10 a.m., Fragé said. Nineteen families, including 37 adults and three …
Newark Rallies Around Families Displaced By Blaze Newark Rallies Around Families Displaced By Blaze
Newark Rallies Around Families Displaced By Blaze A three-alarm blaze in Newark on Monday, April 22 displaced 39 people. Now the community is coming together to lend a hand. At 6:59 p.m., firefighters responded to a fire at 576 Broadway, an occupied 3-story, multi-use, multi-family building, that also houses a supermarket and El Kiosko Restaurant and Grill, Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Fragé said. Firefighters observed a heavy fire upon arrival, and immediately called a 2nd alarm, requesting additional firefighters to the scene, Fragé said. The fire extended to adjacent occupied buildings, including a liquor store with apartments ab…
18 Displaced By Fire In Jersey City 18 Displaced By Fire In Jersey City
18 Displaced By Fire In Jersey City A massive fire in Jersey City displaced 18 people on Sunday, April 21. The blaze on West Side Avenue swept through multiple homes around 11:30 a.m. leaving five families displaced, according to the American Red Cross. Some more photos from today's 3rd Alarm (Ron Jeffers photos) Posted by Gong Club Inc. on Sunday, April 21, 2024 Some more photos from today's 3rd Alarm (Ron Jeffers photos) Posted by Gong Club Inc. on Sunday, April 21, 2024 According to ABC7 the cause has preliminarily been identified as a lit cigarette thrown down an air shaft.
Vacant Home Damaged In Two-Alarm Fire: Rahway FD Vacant Home Damaged In Two-Alarm Fire: Rahway FD
Vacant Home Damaged In Two-Alarm Fire: Rahway FD A vacant home went up in flames in a two-alarm fire in Rahway on the evening of Tuesday, April 16, authorities said. At 11 p.m., the Rahway Police Department and Rahway Fire Department responded to 1334 Pierce St. for a fire in a vacant 2-story 1-family wood frame home, Rachel Smith, the chief communications officer for the city said. Firefighters discovered the interior rear and exterior of the structure on fire, Smith said. The building was empty and no injuries were reported, Smith said. The fire was declared under control after 20 minutes and firefighters cleared the scene after a…
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…
Fairfield Fire: Blaze Engulfs Commercial Building Fairfield Fire: Blaze Engulfs Commercial Building
Fairfield Fire: Blaze Engulfs Commercial Building Firefighters battled an overnight fire that broke out at a Fairfield building overnight. The blaze erupted just after 2:40 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 21 at Ray Place, local police said. By the time firefighters were on scene, the fire had fully engulfed the building. Firefighters from Montclair, Pine Brook, North Caldwell, Caldwell, West Caldwell, Nutley, Cedar Grove, Lincoln Park, Wayne, and Roseland responded or provided mutual aid. The cause has not been identified.
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, …
Massive Four-Alarm Blaze Engulfs Elizabeth Warehouse Massive Four-Alarm Blaze Engulfs Elizabeth Warehouse
Massive Four-Alarm Blaze Engulfs Elizabeth Warehouse A four-alarm fire raced through an Elizabeth warehouse Friday morning, Jan. 5, causing it to partially collapse, authorities said. Firefighters responded at 106 Trumbull Street, the site of the former Singer Sewing Factory, at 5:30 a.m. after receiving reports from witnesses, Ruby Contreras, a spokeswoman for the city said. BREAKING: Massive warehouse fire burning in Elizabeth, NJ near the old Singer Sewing factory #nbc4nyWATCH: https://t.co/TgvWjzI4aS pic.twitter.com/x3S9ezxGUO — Steven Bognar (@Bogs4NY) January 5, 2024 Citizen App There were no injuries and no one was inside of the…
Ringwood Rallies After Family Loses Home In Fire Ringwood Rallies After Family Loses Home In Fire
Ringwood Rallies After Family Loses Home In Fire The Sanders family has been displaced following a fire to their Ringwood home and the community is coming together to help. A fundraiser has been created by Nancy Minunni to assist Jean and Steven Sanders, and their two kids, Steve and Joe.  Joe has cerebral palsy and funds will go toward replacing his physical and medical equipment. As of Wednesday, Dec. 27, more than $15,000 has been raised. We would like to wish all of you the happiest of holidays! I spoke with Jean today, she wanted me to express her... Posted by Sue Rosenhaus Fajen on Sunday, December 24, 2023 "They are…
House In Morris County Flood Zone Catches Fire (VIDEO) House In Morris County Flood Zone Catches Fire (VIDEO)
House In Morris County Flood Zone Catches Fire (Video) Firefighters were working to knock down a fire at a home in a flood zone in Lincoln Park Tuesday morning, Dec. 19. Footage captured by Arvils Veiss shows smoke plumes and flames coming from the home at Riveredge Road just after dawn. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Daily Voice NJ (@dailyvoicenewjersey) The house is located along the Pompton River. Police tell News12 that the home was evacuated and crews were working on knocking down the fire. Abc7 says boats were deployed to get water on scene. According to the National Weather…
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…
Plainfield Building With Questionable Past Erupts In Flames Injuring 15, Displacing Many Plainfield Building With Questionable Past Erupts In Flames Injuring 15, Displacing Many
Plainfield Building With Questionable Past Erupts In Flames Injuring 15, Displacing Many A fire at a Plainfield apartment building with a history of safety troubles left 15 people injured and displaced at least seven families, officials said. The fire on at 515 West 7th Street broke out around 4:45 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4, displacing 42 families — 35 of whom were allowed to return home later that day. According to abc7, the building is owned by the same landlord as its neighbor at 501 West 7th St., which was condemned in August, where inspectors found leaking and open pipes, and holes in walls and ceilings. An electrical problem or lithium-ion battery were believed to have ca…
Blaze Forces Evacuation At Swan Motel: Linden PD Blaze Forces Evacuation At Swan Motel: Linden PD
Blaze Forces Evacuation At Swan Motel: Linden PD Firefighters responded to a fire at The Swan Motel on Tuesday, Nov. 28, Linden police said. The fire was on the second floor inside a motel room and started at 10:15 p.m., police said. Occupants were safely evacuated from their room and no injuries were reported, police said. The fire was contained to the motel room and the fire was declared under control after 30 minutes, police said.  The cause of the fire remains under investigation, police said. Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Juan Velarde at 908-474-8552 or email jvelarde@lpdnj.org.
Firefighters Battle Massive North Bergen Fire (VIDEO) Firefighters Battle Massive North Bergen Fire (VIDEO)
Firefighters Battle Massive North Bergen Fire (Video) Firefighters were on scene of a large fire in North Bergen early Tuesday, Nov. 28. Winds whipped as flames shot out of the building near 85th Street and Tonnelle Avenue. HudPost shared footage of heavy smoke billowing from the structure as firefighters arrived on scene.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by HudPost (@hudpost) Fire near 85th Street and Tonnelle Ave in North Bergen. pic.twitter.com/tlHX1zX9ti — HudPost (@hudpost) November 28, 2023 It is unknown what caused the fire. This is a developing story. Check back for updat…
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…
Man Dies In Union County Fire Man Dies In Union County Fire
Man Dies In Union County Fire A man was killed in a Union County fire Friday, Nov. 3. Flames broke out at a home on the 100 block of North Avenue in Garwood around 4:50 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, local police said. Multiple 911 callers said the first floor of the structure was fully engulfed.  Garwood firefighters and others from surrounding jurisdictions responded, and neighbors said a victim may be inside, Garwood police said. Firefighters found a male victim on the first floor apartment. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. The incident remains under investigation.