At 3:20pm today, companies were dispatched to 500 block of Taylor Avenue in Oradell for a reported house fire, dispatch had received multiple 911 calls reporting smoke in the area and a fire. Chief 20 arrived on scene shortly after and reported a working fire in the rear of the structure. Engine 24 arrived and began stretching a 1-3/4″ attack line into the structure to make an aggressive interior attack. Tower 21 arrived and began primary searches for possible victims in the home. A 2nd Alarm was transmitted by Chief 20 to bring additional units to the scene. Heavy fire conditions were encountered, but a quick knock down was made by the engine companies on-scene.
At 09:48 AM, the Oradell Fire Department was dispatched to the 600 block of Fletcher Avenue in Oradell for a structure fire. At 09:50 AM, Car 203 arrived on scene and confirmed a working fire. Engine 24 arriving shortly after, established a water supply, began extinguishing a fire in the garage area and checked for occupants in the house. Tower 21 and Squad 22 performed other primary and secondary searches in the structure. Engine 23 and mutual aid departments performed other support services on scene. Car 201 arrived on-scene shortly into the duration of the incident and assumed command.
The Oradell Fire Department would like to express our sincere condolences to the family for their personal loss today.
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.
Car 20, Tower 21 and Engine 24 were initially dispatched to a fire alarm at the middle school in New Milford this morning, but were quickly diverted to the 200 block of Madison Ave in New Milford for a report of a house filling up with smoke.
Tower 21 was the first arriving ladder company and was met with a light smoke condition in the kitchen. The interior and exterior of the house were checked with Thermal Imaging Cameras by Tower 21 and Engine 24 while New Milford Engine 33 stretched an attack line to the front door.
Debris was quickly found burning in a kitchen trash can and removed from the structure.
After returning from an oven fire on Amaryllis Avenue in Oradell earlier this afternoon, Car 202, Car 203, Tower 21, and Engine 23 were dispatched to a reported fire on Woodland Avenue in New Milford. Tower 21 arrived on scene and assumed the role of “first due truck” performing a search for victims and venting the structure to remove smoke and other toxic gases from the structure. Engine 23 performed overhaul, secured the gas and electrical utilities, as well as provided additional manpower for other tasks due to the high summer time temperatures today.