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UPDATE: Fierce Fire Ravages $3M Tenafly Home UPDATE: Fierce Fire Ravages $3M Tenafly Home
Update: Fierce Fire Ravages $3M Tenafly Home 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A fierce fire blew through a $3 million Tenafly home Friday night. Everyone got out OK and no injuries were reported after the fire ignited on the first floor near the back of the Hudson Avenue home off County Road shortly before 8:30 p.m. June 14. It quickly went to three alarms and then, later, a fourth for coverage. Firefighters had the bulk of the blaze knocked down within a half hour, then remained until 11 p.m. or so dousing hot spots. Although responders at the scene said an unattended candle appeared responsible, fire officials haven't yet posited a definitive cause. Mutu…
Missing Man Found Dead At Popular NJ Hiking Spot, Police Say Missing Man Found Dead At Popular NJ Hiking Spot, Police Say
Missing Man Found Dead At Popular NJ Hiking Spot, Police Say The search for a missing man ended in tragedy on Friday, June 7, when police found he'd died by suicide in a popular New Jersey hiking area. Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the Sourland Mountain Preserve around 3:05 p.m. after Somerset County dispatch was notified by Princeton police that a man had gone missing, Hillsborough Police Sgt. Philip Wolff said. The victim, who was potentially armed with a firearm and emotionally distraught, was seen entering the park in his vehicle around 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, Wolff said. That same vehicle was found empty in the parking lo…
2 Hospitalized By Explosion At Industrial Gas Supply Company In NJ Town 2 Hospitalized By Explosion At Industrial Gas Supply Company In NJ Town
2 Hospitalized By Explosion At Industrial Gas Supply Company In NJ Town Two people were injured after an explosion at an industrial gas company in Branchburg on the early morning of Wednesday, June 5, authorities said. At 4:30 a.m., first responders arrived at 197 Meister Ave. and found smoke visible from the Air Liquide building, Branchburg police said in a release. Two people suffering from chemical burns were transported to a nearby hospital for further treatment, police said. Air Liquide is a French industrial gas supplier, its website says. First responders were able to deem the location safe and the scene has been cleared, police said. Meister Avenue…
SWAT Standoff Ends With Violent Fugitive In Custody, Attic Fire In Maywood SWAT Standoff Ends With Violent Fugitive In Custody, Attic Fire In Maywood
SWAT Standoff Ends With Violent Fugitive In Custody, Attic Fire In Maywood The Bergen County SWAT team was called to a quiet neighborhood in Maywood on Wednesday morning, May 22. Police vehicles from multiple jurisdictions lined the neighborhood as the team converged on a Prospect Avenue home around 8 a.m.  UPDATE: Violent Ex-Con Fugitive Captured In Quiet Maywood Neighborhood Thanks To Clever Tactic  One person taken into custody at approximately 8:40 a.m., sources with direct knowledge of the incident tell Daily Voice.  The suspect started a fire in the attic of the home, bringing firefighters to the scene just after his arrest, sources tel…
Fire Races Through North Arlington Home Under Renovation Fire Races Through North Arlington Home Under Renovation
Fire Races Through North Arlington Home Under Renovation Firefighters doused a stubborn blaze that ravaged a North Arlington home that neighbors said was being renovated. The fire ignited in the two-story, wood-frame home on Union Avenue between 3rd and 4th streets shortly before 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22. It quickly went to three alarms, spreading from the first floor through the attic, followed by a fourth bell for coverage. The inner stairs were compromised, forcing firefighters up ladders at the Union Avenue home in North Arlington.Tony Greco The inner stairs were compromised, forcing firefighters to climb onto the roof over the firs…
‘Praying No One Was In There’: Fire Destroys Abandoned Passaic Home, Squatter Search Continues ‘Praying No One Was In There’: Fire Destroys Abandoned Passaic Home, Squatter Search Continues
‘Praying No One Was In There’: Fire Destroys Abandoned Passaic Home, Squatter Search Continues Authorities were hoping no squatters were inside a vacant Passaic home destroyed by fire on Wednesday. “The property was abandoned,” Mayor Hector Carlos Lora said after firefighters doused the blaze at Main Avenue and Temple Place. “However we are investigating and still searching to confirm whether it was empty. “I am praying no one was in there.” Flames were blowing through the roof of the dilapidated 2½-story home when firefighters arrived shortly after 7 a.m. They were forced into an exterior attack right from the jump, as the roof, floors and exterior sections began to fall in. Fir…
Overnight House Fire Doused In East Rutherford Overnight House Fire Doused In East Rutherford
Overnight House Fire Doused In East Rutherford Firefighters doused an overnight house blaze in East Rutherford. The broke out on in a second-floor bathroom and pushed through the attic of the Washington Place home near Randolph Avenue shortly after 2 a.m., responders said. Firefighters knocked the three-alarm blaze down within a little over a half-hour and extinguished it a short time later. No injuries were reported. Their colleagues from Rutherford and Wallington were among the mutual aid responders, according to initial reports. (NOTE: If any other departments responded, either at the scene or in coverage, please notify jdemarco@…
Firefighters Douse Blaze In Rutherford Home Under Renovation Firefighters Douse Blaze In Rutherford Home Under Renovation
Firefighters Douse Blaze In Rutherford Home Under Renovation Firefighters in Rutherford quickly extinguished an attic fire Monday night. The fire broke out around 7:30 p.m. in a single-family Victorian home being renovated at Mountain Way and Windsor Place, the department said. It instantly went to two alarms, with fire in the walls of the 2½-story, wood-frame home. Firefighters had the blaze under control within a half hour. No injuries were reported. Fire Chief Dennis Gentile was the incident commander. His squad was assisted by firefighters from East Rutherford and Wallington.
North Wildwood Firefighters Rescue Stranded Jet Skier Trapped Waist-Deep In Marsh North Wildwood Firefighters Rescue Stranded Jet Skier Trapped Waist-Deep In Marsh
North Wildwood Firefighters Rescue Stranded Jet Skier Trapped Waist-Deep In Marsh Firefighters rescued a stranded jet skier trapped up to his waist in a North Wildwood marsh Sunday evening. Water rescue crews responded to a disabled wave runner around 9 p.m., the fire department said. "Crews could hear the wave-runner operator blowing his whistle but it took some time to locate his exact position [due to] to poor visibility," officials said.  The victim was eventually located in the marsh approximately 1000 feet from the closest area accessible by boat.  Two firefighters were sent in to the marsh, but upon reaching the area, they found the victim had sun…
Jersey City Contractor, 44, Dies After Falling 9 Stories Down Elevator Shaft Jersey City Contractor, 44, Dies After Falling 9 Stories Down Elevator Shaft
Jersey City Contractor, 44, Dies After Falling 9 Stories Down Elevator Shaft A 44-year-old contractor fell nine stories to his death at a Jersey City construction site Wednesday morning. Jersey City’s police and fire departments responded to 136 Summit Ave., where the man was found unconscious around 7:45 a.m., Jersey City spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione said. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead.  OSHA was responding. The man's identity was not released.
Car Slams Into Basement Of Hawthorne Home Car Slams Into Basement Of Hawthorne Home
Car Slams Into Basement Of Hawthorne Home Two people were hospitalized Thursday afternoon after a sedan plowed into the basement of a Hawthorne home. The driver was more seriously injured than the passenger when the Volkwagen slammed right through the ground-level wall and down into the basement of the Goffle Hill Road home around 3:30 p.m., Fire Chief Joseph Sperenza said. A tow truck was summoned to remove the vehicle and a building inspector to determine the amount of structural damage to the house. Boyd A. Loving took the photos and contributed to this account. Goffle Hill Road, HawthorneBoyd A. Loving for DAILY VOICE CHE…
Predawn Blaze Destroys Passaic Home, Damages Another Predawn Blaze Destroys Passaic Home, Damages Another
Predawn Blaze Destroys Passaic Home, Damages Another A predawn fire Monday destroyed an unoccupied Passaic multi-family home, damaged another next door and sent a firefighter to the hospital. Eleven people in all were displaced, Mayor Hector Carlos Lora said. Flames were shooting through the roof of the Jackson Street home when firefighters arrived around shortly before 4 a.m. It collapsed within an hour, they said. Residents next door got out safely as the fire spread to a neighboring home. The blaze was knocked down at 4:55 a.m. and declared under control at 6:10 a.m. The cause wasn't immediately determined. A firefighter required treat…
UPDATE: Paterson Blaze Destroys Multi-Family Home, Damages Others, Displaces 53, Injures Two UPDATE: Paterson Blaze Destroys Multi-Family Home, Damages Others, Displaces 53, Injures Two
Update: Paterson Blaze Destroys Multi-Family Home, Damages Others, Displaces 53, Injures Two Flames tore through several connected Paterson homes overnight Thursday, displacing 53 residents. Two civilians sustained minor injuries in the four-alarm Mill Street blaze, which destroyed a ground-floor hair salon and all of the apartments in the building where it began shortly before 2:30 a.m. One resident climbed out his second-floor apartment window before firefighters rescued him. Three surrounding residences sustained varying degrees of damage, officials said. "All of the buildings are interconnected and have common spaces for fire to travel,” Fire Chief Brian McDermott explained. …
Palisades Park Firefighters Battle Extreme Heat, Terrain To Douse House Blaze Palisades Park Firefighters Battle Extreme Heat, Terrain To Douse House Blaze
Palisades Park Firefighters Battle Extreme Heat, Terrain To Douse House Blaze It wasn’t the easiest job: The air was thick, with temperatures still in the high 80s, when a fire broke out in a home on a Palisades Park hill at the top of a private driveway. Borough firefighters lugging hoses and ground ladders doused the Monday night blaze -- saving the house -- with no serious injuries. An air conditioning unit in back of the Chateau Road home ignited, sending flames up the vinyl siding, then into a soffit and roof rafter, shortly before 8 p.m., Fire Chief John Mantone said. Mantone’s firefighters had help at the scene from their colleagues from Ridgefield and Leoni…
Neighbors: July 4th Partyers Don't Realize Englewood House Is On Fire, Good Samaritan Dials 911 Neighbors: July 4th Partyers Don't Realize Englewood House Is On Fire, Good Samaritan Dials 911
Neighbors: July 4th Partyers Don't Realize Englewood House Is On Fire, Good Samaritan Dials 911 Well over 100 attendees at an Englewood 4th of July party apparently didn't realize the house was on fire until a passerby dialed 911, neighbors said. The good Samaritan said she "happened to be walking my grandson" on West End Avenue when she "saw the left side of the house on fire" around 10:30 p.m. Saturday. "There were a lot of drunk people -- like, 150," a witness said. "Nobody noticed." No serious injuries were reported. Police charged Robert Ferrarelli, 20, with aggravated assault on a police officer, making terroristic threats during a state of emergency, rioting and resisting. …
Firefighters Douse Westwood Blaze Firefighters Douse Westwood Blaze
Firefighters Douse Westwood Blaze Firefighters doused a quick-moving blaze that severely damaged a Westwood home Thursday morning. The fire broke out on the second floor of the Hillside Avenue home around 5:15 a.m. and blew through the attic. A candle left burning overnight may have been to blame, responders said. Firefighters had the bulk of the blaze knocked down within 20 minutes. A quick response prevented even more extensive damage. No injuries were reported. 65 Hillside Ave., WestwoodRobert Saul Among those assisting Westwood firefighters were their colleagues from Hillsdale and Woodcliff Lake, with an ambulan…
Allendale Man, 21, Burned When Sealant Vapors Flash In His Face Allendale Man, 21, Burned When Sealant Vapors Flash In His Face
Allendale Man, 21, Burned When Sealant Vapors Flash In His Face A 21-year-old Allendale man sustained first- and second-degree burns Tuesday when vapors from a can of spray sealant flashed in his face, authorities said. The New Street victim was using the rubber spray in his backyard when something ignited the vapors -- possibly static electricity, Allendale Police Chief George Scherb told Daily Voice. The flash burned his face and scalp, the chief said. An ambulance took the victim to Hackensack University Medical Center, the chief said. ****** UPDATE: A grave digger was pinned up to his knees when the walls of a plot at a Lyndhurst cemetery collaps…
COVID-19: Glen Rock Police Enact Emergency Measures For Dealing With Public COVID-19: Glen Rock Police Enact Emergency Measures For Dealing With Public
Covid-19: Glen Rock Police Enact Emergency Measures For Dealing With Public In an urgent effort to keep the public -- and themselves -- safe, Glen Rock police have restricted public access to headquarters only in emergencies, cancelled responses to parking complaints and minor property damage and implored anyone who’s quarantined to let any first responders to their home know in advance. “Members of the Glen Rock Police Department, as well as our volunteer emergency services (Fire, EMS and OEM), continue to be here for the community 24/7 in responding to public safety emergencies and criminal acts in progress,” Police Chief Dean Ackermann said Monday. “However, due…
Firefighters Battle Furious Clifton Blaze Firefighters Battle Furious Clifton Blaze
Firefighters Battle Furious Clifton Blaze UPDATE: Firefighters rescued a woman while others fled from danger during an intense blaze that consumed a large Clifton multi-family building, killing a dog and a cat and driving 21 people from their homes. The six-alarm blaze broke out on the upper floor of a three-apartment Lexington Avenue home next to a Clifton Avenue gas station around 2:30 p.m. It quickly went to two alarms as firefighters who arrived within moments climbed portable ladders looking for occupants and thick black smoke poured into the sky. They rescued one woman who apparently was preparing to jump from a second floo…
30 Driven From Homes As Electrical Fire Races Through Hackensack Apartment Building 30 Driven From Homes As Electrical Fire Races Through Hackensack Apartment Building
30 Driven From Homes As Electrical Fire Races Through Hackensack Apartment Building An electrical fire raced through several apartments, driving 30 people from their homes in a Hackensack apartment building Sunday night. City firefighters said they found fire in the walls and floors of apartments on all three floors of the Main Street building. It took time to complete the job because of "an electrical issue throughout the building, which is what led to the fire being in several apartments," the department said. PSE&G responded to cut power. No injuries were reported. Joining Hackensack's bravest at the scene were their firefighting colleagues from Englewood, Tean…
Driver Extricated In Tenafly Rollover Driver Extricated In Tenafly Rollover
Driver Extricated In Tenafly Rollover A driver had to be extricated from her SUV after it rolled Saturday afternoon in Tenafly. Tenafly firefighters got the woman out of the Subaru Forester after it landed on the driver's side on Chestnut Street near the Stop & Shop shopping center around 3:45 p.m. She was taken by ambulance to a local hospital with injuries that weren't considered life-threatening, responders said. The vehicle bore a handicapped placard.
UPDATE: All 4 Suspects In Rahway Firehouse Theft,. Trespassing Charged UPDATE: All 4 Suspects In Rahway Firehouse Theft,. Trespassing Charged
Update: All 4 Suspects In Rahway Firehouse Theft,. Trespassing Charged UPDATE, Nov. 30: All four of the men have now been charged. Click here for more.  Original story is below:  Police in Rahway are searching for four men seen on surveillance video rummaging through the city's fire headquarters early Friday while firefighters were out on an emergency call, the department said in a statement.  A firefighter's jacket containing keys and a wallet with cash and credit cards were taken. One of the cards was used to buy gas, police also said.  The men, who appear to be in their early 20s, are believed to have entered through an open door and a…
Emergency Drill Planned At Train Station In Glen Rock Saturday Emergency Drill Planned At Train Station In Glen Rock Saturday
Emergency Drill Planned At Train Station In Glen Rock Saturday NJ Transit will conduct an emergency drill Saturday at the Main Line train station in Glen Rock, police said.  Several train cars will be used in the drill. NJ Transit personnel as well as police, fire and ambulance squads from Glen Rock and surrounding towns will take part. The parking lot at the station will be closed from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Vehicles must be removed from the lot by 2 a.m. Saturday, police said.  Rock Road will remain open during the drill.  More information from NJ Transit was expected later this week, police also said. 
Family In Union Coping With Second Devastating House Fire Family In Union Coping With Second Devastating House Fire
Family In Union Coping With Second Devastating House Fire Seven years after fire heavily damaged their home, a family in Union are trying to cope with yet another fire -- one that has left them homeless.  The fire broke out on Revere Avenue near the Maplewood border Sunday night. Union and Maplewood firefighters brought the blaze under control in about 90 minutes but the home sustained heavy damage.  Union fire officials said it was the second time they had been to the house for a fire.  The family has organized a GoFundMe campaign to ask the public's help.  "With a heavy heart and a GRATEFUL spirit I am announcing for those …
Wayne Police Officer Braves Flames, Dog Dies In House Fire Wayne Police Officer Braves Flames, Dog Dies In House Fire
Wayne Police Officer Braves Flames, Dog Dies In House Fire Flames and smoke kept a Wayne police officer from rescuing a dog who died in a house fire, authorities said. Township police, firefighters and First Aid Squad members responded to what began as a garage fire on Sycamore Terrace around 8:20 a.m. Tuesday, Detective Capt. Christian Wittig said. A resident told Corporal Robert Feeney that her dog was inside, Wittig said. Feeney went in trying to rescue the dog but had to retreat after several attempts due to the fire and smoke, the captain said. Firefighters retrieved the dog, but resuscitation efforts failed, Wittig said. Corporal Robert Hi…
Two-Year-Old Found Home Alone In Newark, Police Say Two-Year-Old Found Home Alone In Newark, Police Say
Two-Year-Old Found Home Alone In Newark, Police Say Authorities are investigating after a toddler was found unattended at a Newark home Wednesday afternoon.  The 2-year-old girl was seen throwing things out of an open second-floor window at a residence on S. 19th Street, a Newark police spokesman said. The child was unharmed when the fire department responded around 4 p.m.  A neighbor called the girl's mother.  This story will be updated as more information becomes available. 
100-Pound Propane Tank Leak Brings HazMat Response To Paramus Church 100-Pound Propane Tank Leak Brings HazMat Response To Paramus Church
100-Pound Propane Tank Leak Brings HazMat Response To Paramus Church The Paramus hazardous materials team and fire department responded to the St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church to stop a leaking propane tank Thursday afternoon. The 100-pound tank, at the Paramus Road church for its weekend-long Greek festival, was secured by fire companies 3 and 4, police said. The tank was manufactured by Modern Propane, police said.  Firefighters on scene for leaking propane tank at a Paramus church.Special to Daily Voice
Police: 6 People Displaced In Rutherford House Fire Ignited By Lightning (VIDEO) Police: 6 People Displaced In Rutherford House Fire Ignited By Lightning (VIDEO)
Police: 6 People Displaced In Rutherford House Fire Ignited By Lightning (Video) Six people were displaced in an early-morning Rutherford house fire ignited by lightning, authorities said. A Rutherford police officer was transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation after the Ridge Road fire broke out at 4:31 a.m., Sgt. Kevin Scannell said. Fire companies from Rutherford, East Rutherford, Wallington, Lyndhurst, North Arlingon, Carlstadt and Secaucus responded. Firefighters were still at the scene as of 9:15 a.m., police said. For more fire-related video, go to: Demonracer2 (YouTube)
Box Truck Rams Gas Pump, Igniting Fire On Northbound Route 17 In Upper Saddle River Box Truck Rams Gas Pump, Igniting Fire On Northbound Route 17 In Upper Saddle River
Box Truck Rams Gas Pump, Igniting Fire On Northbound Route 17 In Upper Saddle River A box truck whose driver swerved to avoid colliding with another vehicle careened off northbound Route 17 in Upper Saddle River and slammed into a service station pump, igniting a pre-dawn fire Thursday. The 38-year-old driver from Perth Amboy wasn’t injured in the crash at the Valero station just before the Upper Saddle River/Ramsey exit shortly after 4:30 a.m., Detective Lt. Edward Kane said. Members of the borough’s volunteer fire department doused the blaze, the lieutenant said. A hazardous materials unit responded and found no need for further action, he said. ****** ALSO SEE: …
Rockaway Family Escapes Weekend Blaze Rockaway Family Escapes Weekend Blaze
Rockaway Family Escapes Weekend Blaze A Rockaway family of five escaped a weekend fire that destroyed part of their house, township officials said. Two parents and three children were staying with a neighbor after a blaze that started in their Whitfield Court chimney spread into the attic Saturday evening, Councilman Tucker Kelley said. "The parents and their three children have received temporary housing and many of their belongings were saved as well," Kelley said.  Responders included firefighters from Rockaway Township, Rockaway Borough, Boonton, Denville, Kinnelon, Picatinny and West Milford.
Discarded Cigarette Ignited Fire That Ravaged River Vale Home, Responders Say Discarded Cigarette Ignited Fire That Ravaged River Vale Home, Responders Say
Discarded Cigarette Ignited Fire That Ravaged River Vale Home, Responders Say UPDATE: A smoldering cigarette discarded in a planter ignited a fire that blew through the roof of a River Vale home last week, authorities said. A resident of the Pascack Avenue home "was smoking a cigarette outside hours earlier," a law enforcement contact with direct knowledge of the incident told Daily Voice. "She put it out in a planter and it smoldered for hours until it ignited." Two dogs were rescued from the 2½-story home near the Harrington Park border after the fire broke out the night of Feb. 13, authorities said. No one else was inside, they said. Responders included firefigh…