Maplewood building deemed uninhabitable after early morning fire

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood firefighters responded to a report of smoke in the house at 10 Nelson Place at approximately 3:20 a.m.on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, according to a press statement from Maplewood Fire Chief Michael Dingelstedt. In addition to the report of smoke in the house, the department received several secondary calls […]

Mark your calendar for good health

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Take advantage of a free opportunity to reduce your risk of some health problems. The South Orange Health Department will hold its 12th annual free health fair on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Orange Fire House, 56 Sloan St. No-cost health screenings and informational […]

Maplewood firefighters respond to house fire on Lindsley Ave.

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Fire Department battled a house fire on Saturday, July 7, that left a multi-family home uninhabitable, forcing the occupants to seek temporary shelter, according to a July 11 press release from the department. Firefighters responded to 24 Lindsley Ave. at 8:19 p.m. for the reported structure fire with possible occupant […]

AK Foundation to host 6th annual Charity Golf Outing

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Aspiring Kindness Foundation, which has raised more than $200,000 for first responders, emergency service providers and fire prevention and education programs, will hold its sixth annual Charity Golf Outing at the Forest Hill Field Club in Bloomfield on Monday, June 18. Reflecting the origins of the charity that was formed in […]

MFD extinguishes fire caused by wiring on Jacoby Street

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Sunday, April 22, at 4:30 p.m., the Maplewood Fire Department responded to 186 Jacoby St. for a reported structure fire. Upon arrival, firefighters found smoke and fire in a second-floor apartment bedroom, according to a press release from the department. Prior to MFD arrival, the Maplewood Police Department evacuated the building […]

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 […]

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 […]