At around 2:35pm today Oradell and New Milford Fire units were dispatched into the 800 block of Bogert Road in River Edge for a confirmed House Fire. Oradell Chief 20 and Engine 24 responded quickly, with Engine 24 assuming the first due Engine assignment. Eventually additional units from Oradell responded including Engine 23, Squad 22 and Utility 25 with Chief 201. Units operated for well over two hours before bringing the fire under control.
On Friday evening around 11pm, the Oradell Fire Department along with Paramus Engine 1 and Rescue 7 were dispatched to the intersection of Oradell Ave. and Forest Ave. for a two car motor vehicle crash with a person trapped inside a vehicle. Oradell Squad 22 and Engine 23 arrived on scene and removed the door from one vehicle so that the driver could be remove safely by fire and EMS personnel. Three dogs were also safely removed by the fire department.
At 11:00pm, the Oradell Fire Department was dispatched to the 600 block of Ridgewood Avenue in Oradell, for a reported fire, initially reported by an Oradell Firefighter via 911. Car 20 and Car 202 arrived on scene first to find a working fire in the back room of a home.
Squad 22 arrived next on-scene, stretched an attack line, and began the initial knock down of the fire. Tower 21 searched the home for victims while Engine 23 stretched a second attack line through the front door.
A 2nd Alarm was transmitted also bringing New Milford, River Edge, and Paramus Fire Departments to the scene. The fire was brought under control within 20 minutes.
At 19:59 hours last night, Squad 22, Car 20, Car 202 responded to the 400 block of Elm Street in River Edge to assist the River Edge Fire Department with a vehicle that had crashed into a house. The Squad Company secured the gas and electric utilities in the home and searched for any additional damage within the home.
After the storms cleared early this morning, Oradell was left with minimal damage. The fire department did respond to River Dell High School where a tree was struck by lighting, fell, and knocked down an adjacent light pole.