Route 280 crash sends first responders to the hospital

West Orange firefighter remains in serious condition

Route 280 crash sends first responders to the hospital

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A major accident on the eastbound side of Route 280 sent two state troopers and five West Orange firefighters to the hospital on Tuesday, July 30, when a dump truck struck the state troopers as they stood outside their patrol cars while responding to another accident. Two West Orange police officers […]

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 […]

WO firefighter injured in Galloway Court blaze

WO firefighter injured in Galloway Court blaze

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle fire at 7 Galloway Court at approximately 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, according to township spokesman Joseph Fagan. On arrival units discovered the vehicle fire had communicated to the 2.5-story unoccupied wood-frame single-family home with heavy smoke and […]

Unidentified person dies in car fire on I-280

WEST ORANGE, NJ — An unidentified person died in a car fire early in the morning on Sunday, Feb. 17, after their vehicle became engulfed in flames on I-280, according to the township’s public information officer in a news release. West Orange police responded to a vehicle accident on I-280 East in the area of […]

Man injured in West Orange house fire

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A 51-year-old township man was injured after attempting to extinguish a fire that broke out in his home early in the morning on Sunday, Feb. 10. At approximately midnight firefighters responded to the one-alarm fire on Marie Terrace. The resident reportedly suffered burns to his arms after he tried to put […]

West Orange High School alumni visit CPR classes

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Seniors in the West Orange High School CPR classes were visited on Jan. 4 by some very special alumni from Fire Company 3, who offered advice and encouragement for the graduating students. Capt. John Gibson, WOHS Class of 1996; Jimmy Turco, WOHS Class of 1991; and Leon Sederwall, WOHS Class of […]

West Orange is epicenter of county traffic delays

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The snowstorm on Thursday, Nov. 15, proved a lot more intense than had been anticipated. As a result, it caused havoc in northern New Jersey, as resources were overtaxed, commuters were trapped inside their cars for hours, and students were stranded at school or inside school buses. Essex County saw 6 […]

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