Friday, November 9, 2012
Blaze started in rear first-floor bedroom in Franklin Avenue apartment building, officials said
Firefighters from all over Essex County battled a fire that broke out Friday at an apartment complex on Franklin Street in Bloomfeld. The blaze started in a bedroom of a rear first-floor apartment unit in the four-story complex, around 4 p.m, according to Bloomfield Fire Inspector Tom Wilson. By the time firefighters arrived, the blaze was "well advanced" and spread behind the wall up to the fourth floor, said Wilson. One tenant, he said, had to be rescued from a rear fire escape. At around 4:45 p.m., heavy smoke still billowed out from the first-floor window as well as from windows on floors above it. The complex, located near Berkeley Place, is split between two sides known as 210 and 214. Residents in 24 apartment units on the 210 side…
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Fire believed to have broken out on second floor
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- Paul Milo
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
No injuries were reported in a fire Tuesday at a multistory Belleville home, fire officials said. Belleville firefighters responded to 149 Academy St. shortly after 11 am, where a fire is believed to have started on the second floor of the three-family residence. The stubborn blaze required “extensive overhaul” to put out, Deputy Chief George Pedalino said in a statement, adding that units from Bloomfield, Newark, Nutley and North Arlington also responded to the scene. At around noon, smoke could still be seen emanating from the top side windows of the home, which is just a few houses down from St. Mary and Mercurius Church. The fire was brought under control by 12:20 pm, Pedalino also said. John Tabacki, who lives next door, said a woman …
Friday, June 15, 2012
The Ground Zero motorcycle run will be followed by hog roast in Clifton; proceeds will go to the Adopt-A-Soldier Platoon and Wounded Warrior Project.
Firefighters from the Bloomfield Fire Department will join the Clifton Police Benevolent Association for their 36th annual "Freedom Roast" on Saturday. Also participating will be Academy members from Belleville, West Orange and Orange. The 10:00 am event will begin with a police-escorted motorcycle run to Ground Zero in Manhattan. At noon, the participants will return to the Clifton Masonic Temple for a hog roast barbeque and music-filled party. Musical entertainment provided by N.J. Rock Band Amp'd. Registration for the event begins at 8:00 am at the Clifton Masonic Temple, 1550 Van Houten Avenue. For more information call (973) 470-5897 or go to the Venue Website. $25 registration/donation includes motorcycle run, food and beer/…
On June 2, two rescue vehicles and multiple firefighters were called to Watsessing Park to save a young cat trapped in a storm drain.
It's a story with a happy ending. Firefighter Hemmer of the Bloomfield Fire Department rescued this small cat who was stuck in a storm drain at Watsessing Park on June 2, 2012. Hemmer has now adopted the kitten and named him Storm. As you can see, he is a happy firehouse cat! Here is the original account of the rescue, written by firefighter Dave Parsons. On June 2nd at around 1530 hrs Truck 1 was sent to assist the animal control officer on Conger Street at Watsessing park with a kitten stuck in a storm drain. The grates were lifted by the members and a few attempts were made to reach the stuck cat. By this point the kitten had moved further down the drain system into the park. Members removed a drain cover in the park and called for …