NHRF&R firefighters aboard the fireboat Marine One, who were assisting the U.S. Coast Guard with the search, discovered the body about one quarter of a mile north of the bridge at around 9:18 a.m., said co-director Jeff Welz.
The body is believed to be that of a man whose car was discovered abandoned halfway across the lower deck of the bridge at around 7 a.m., said a spokeswoman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
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Firefighters quickly stretched a line into the front door where they met heavy fire and smoke. Other firefighters searched the building for anyone still in bed, but searches came back negative.
The fire was extinguished within 30 minutes and was contained only to the original origin of the fire. Roof ventilation was also performed to help the interior crews.
Fire Company 2 was first to arrive on the scene, followed shortly after by Company 1 and Picatinny as a fast team.
The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.…
tructure fire. Although the drill was relatively small as far as mutual aid is concerned, the lessons and skills learned were big.
Crews were alerted to a simulated structure fire at the Netcong Public Works Building with reported entrapment. Mutual aid departments were called as the incident escalated. The Stanhope and Byram Fire Departments were called for personnel and equipment. The Netcong Fire Department's busy RIT Team was also called into service and successfully rescued a downed firefighter.
Firefighters practiced apparatus placement, hose line advancement, search and rescue, RIT operations and deployment, water supply, ladder operations, incident command and many other firefighter skills. The drill was deemed a success and no injuries were reported, as safety was the number 1 priority.
A short debriefing was held at the Hilltop Co. #2 firehouse, where firefighters were offered well deserved refreshments.…
iving room of the small structure, pushing out the roof near the chimney.
1st due engines were requested to stretch an 1 3/4" line to the front door while the second engine was asked to hit the hydrant.
Residents of the house were outside but told responders their dog was still inside.
Upon arrival of company 2's truck team, 2 pack men were asked to go to the roof for ventilation and 2 were asked to search for the missing dog.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.…
ge brown dog out of the burning building, police said Wednesday afternoon. Police said they don't believe the cause of the fire is suspicious.
A passer-by saw smoke coming from the front door of 59 Park Road and made a 911 call at 8:16 a.m.
Upon arriving, officers saw flames coming from a ground floor window in the front of the home, Patrolman Earl Kinsey said in a statement to the media.
Officer Joseph Chmura entered the home through a sliding glass door and escorted a dog that was near the door from the house.
Capt. Paul Philipps and Officers Gerrit Tosh and Chmura then did a quick search of the second floor of the two-story house without finding anyone.
Parsippany Fire Districts 1, 2 and 3 arrived and quickly extinguished the blaze. The home was again searched, but nobody was there. The name of the owner of the home was not released.
Parsippany Animal Control took custody of the dog for the time being.
The fire is still under investigation, and officials believe it may have originated from an electric heater on the ground level of the home, police said.
Parsippany Volunteer Ambulance and Par-Troy EMS responded to assist at the scene, as did Parsippany Rescue and Recovery.
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a search warrant at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Pike Lanes Family Fun Center, located on Landis Avenue in Deerfield, Vineland
police Capt. Rudy Beu said.
"It was in regard to the suspicious fire investigation," Beu said, confirming it was related to the Jan. 11 blaze that gutted Loyle Lanes.
Vineland Police will announce today arrests made in connection with the fire at Loyle Lanes, according to VIneland police Det. Lt. Thomas Ulrich.
Vineland police called a news conference at 1 p.m. at the Vineland Police Department to announce the arrests in connection with a $3.6 million dollar arson at Loyle Lanes Bowling Center.
There were no arrests made at the time of Tuesday's search, Beu said, declining to disclose what prompted police to obtain the search warrant.
The Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office assisted police with the search. Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae and police said additional information would be released today.
Vineland police turned away potential bowlers from Pike Lanes on Tuesday evening. Two Vineland police Crime Scene Unit SUVs sat in the parking lot, along with a few unmarked vehicles.
Pike Lanes employees said about 12 investigators began arriving around 4:30 p.m. Longtime manager Jerry Atkinson said they "searched everything top-to-bottom, left-to-right."
A handful of Loyle Lanes patrons also were on the scene, watching from outside as police worked. Authorities left about 7 p.m., carrying what appeared to be two computer hard drives and two paper bags.
Later, Atkinson was busy closing dozens of lockers that were opened up during the search. Another Pike Lanes employee, James Messeck, continued waxing the lanes with his father, Joe, as they do on any given night.
Police and fire officials have released no information about the cause of the predawn blaze that destroyed Loyle Lanes last week, saying previously it could be weeks or even months before investigators pinpointed the
origin of the fire.…
and night of rain, and as a front moved through the area producing high wind gusts, a long vacant commercial building in the rear of 620 Orange Street suffered an almost complete collapse, sending bricks and debris across the sidewalk and into South 14th Street.
On arrival, Deputy Chief Wendt called for an additional truck and the USAR Collapse Unit. Initially, a perimeter search of the collapse area was made and a search of the attached two story building housing the Harmony Banquet Hall was made. Once stability was confirmed, a more through search of the collapse area was performed. All searches proved negative. Companies were able to start returning to service in about one hour.
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nts that are not accounted for.
The Paterson Fire Department sent a full first alarm assignment to 467 E. 31 Street at 2:38 a.m. for a report of a working fire. Heavy fire from a two and a half-story frame greeted the first arriving companies. Two seriously injured residents were on the ground in front of the building, having jumped from the upper floors. A second alarm was quickly transmitted as well as a request for multiple BLS and ALS units.
Heavy fire prevented a primary search of the fire building and as flames extended to the exposure buildings on both sides, a third alarm was sounded. An interior attack was initially attempted on the exposure “D” building, but as heavy fire took hold of the attic and the roof started to sag, all members were withdrawn. One ladder pipe, one deck gun and several hand lines operated from the front of the structures and additional lines were stretched through yards to hit the rear of the dwellings.
One hour into the fire, a large portion of the original building collapsed sending an outside wall up against the “B” exposure building. After a quick repositioning of lines, that threat was taken care of. All heavy fire was knocked down by about 4:30 a.m., but the instability of the original fire building made searches impossible.
As of 12:00 p.m., one victim succumbed to their injuries at the hospital, one body had been recovered from the fire building, and three additional residents were still missing. The search is continuing, but it is slow and tedious. The cause of the fire is believed to be electrical due to several previous electrical violations.
By the end of the day the searches had been completed and the final toll was four dead and three more seriously injured. This was the largest loss of life due to a fire in Paterson since the Alexander Hamilton Hotel fire in 1984, which claimed fourteen lives.Check out more photos at 1stResponder…
At about 2:38 a.m., city firefighters reported to 516 Bergen Street, but found no house fire, Lalor said. They searched the area and found the burnt body in front of a Rose Street home wrapped in cellophane with a gunshot wound to the neck, he said.
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