Lightning strike causes fire at three-story SO apartment building

Lightning strike causes fire at three-story SO apartment building

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Wednesday, July 31, at approximately 5 p.m., the South Orange Fire Department responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting of a structure fire at a three-story apartment house located at 174 E. South Orange Ave.  According to a press release from the department, arriving fire department units found a working structure […]

Orange FD addressed at city’s second budget hearing

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange Fire Department took center stage on Saturday, June 16, at the second hearing by the city council on the Calendar Year 2018 proposed city budget. The third budget hearing, scheduled for Thursday, June 21, will feature the following city departments: planning and development, community services and public works. The fourth […]

SO house fire results in fatality

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino, South Orange Fire Chief Daniel Sullivan and South Orange Police Chief Kyle Kroll announced that authorities are investigating a fatal fire that occurred in South Orange on Sunday, March 18, according to a press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. At approximately 2:15 p.m., […]

MFD responds to house fire on Irvington Ave.

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 10:11 p.m., the Maplewood Fire Department was dispatched to a reported smoke condition with power outage at 504 Irvington Ave., according to a Jan. 30 press release from the department. Upon arrival, Engine 32 reported smoke showing from the front corner of the home. A hand line […]

Annual Tree-lighting Ceremony kicks off Orange’s holiday season

ORANGE, NJ — Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren and the City Council lit up the night sky outside the Orange Public Library on Main Street on Thursday, Nov. 30, during the city’s annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony. “Today was the Tree-lighting Ceremony. You see our beautiful tree,” said Warren on Thursday, Nov. 30. “We had families out, children […]

Orange Fire Department to host Thanksgiving dinner

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange Fire Department will host its annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner at the Chief Martin DeMarzo Fire Headquarters, located at the corner of Lincoln and Central avenues, on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the firefighters are inviting everyone from the city community to take part […]

Kidde recalls fire extinguishers with plastic handles

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Kidde Fire Safety has issued a recall for Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles due to discharge failure and nozzle detachment. This product recall involves two styles of Kidde disposable fire extinguishers: plastic handle fire extinguishers and plastic push-button fire extinguishers. This recall does not include Kidde Professional or Badger branded […]

Freeholders honor public safety professionals

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held its 2017 Public Safety Professionals Celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Hall of Records in Newark to commemorate fire officials, police officers and first responders in Essex County for their selfless service. Freeholder President Britnee Timberlake began the program with welcoming remarks, celebrating […]