Friday, April 12, 2013
The blaze was on Corporate Boulevard in Bridgewater.
Three cars were fully engulfed in a fire spreading through the parking lot on Corporate Boulevard Friday morning, according to North Branch Fire Chief David Hickson. Hickson said firefighters were dispatched to a report of a car fire around 10 a.m. at 55 Corporate Boulevard, but, upon arrival, found three cars fully involved in the fire. The engine that first arrive from the Green Knoll Fire Company used a hand line to knock down the fire and prevent it from spreading, Hickson said. When North Branch engines arrived, a second hand line was used, he said. "Realizing that the fire was too large to extinguish with tank water from the responding engine's [Green Knoll Fire] Chief [Jim] Vitale requested a tanker from the Far Hills Fire company …
Monday, April 1, 2013
The fire engulfed three cars in total, but the cause is unknown.
Two cars were destroyed in a fire that engulfed three cars in total in the parking lot outside the California Pizza Kitchen Monday afternoon. According to North Branch Fire Chief David Hickson, three cars were involved in the fire in the parking lot of the Bridgewater Commons Mall around 4 p.m. Hickson said that two of the cars were completely destroyed and the third was badly damaged in the fire. The cause of the fire, Hickson said, is unknown. Hickson said the fire was quickly extinguished by firefighters with the Green Knoll Fire Company, Country Hills Fire Company and North Branch Fire Company.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
No one was injured and the fire is not suspicious, police said.
Traffic was a little delayed on the ramp in the parking deck at the Bridgewater Commons Mall after a car became fully engulfed in flames around 5:03 p.m Sunday. According to Bridgewater Township Police Lt. Luke Daley, the incident was not suspicious and no one was injured in the fire. "We think there were problems with the car constantly overheating before," he said. "It just caught fire, but wasn't witnessed." Daley said it was a 2000 Chevy Impala, and the fire started in the engine compartment then spread from one area of the vehicle to another. The vehicle, Daley said, was on the ramp going from the first to second floor of the parking deck. "But everything was still operating as usual," he said. "It may have disrupted things as far as …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
North Branch Chief David Hickson said it happened when the car was started.
North Branch and Green Knoll firefighters were dispatched to a home on Stillwell Court after the residents started their Audi in the driveway and it caught fire Tuesday, according to North Branch Fire Chief David Hickson. Hickson said the firefighters were dispatched at 12 p.m. because of a reported car that was on fire, but believed to be out. As soon as he arrived on the scene, Hickson said, the visible flames had subsided, but the car was still involved in the fire. "The fire, which had settled into an area between the engine and the firewall, was still active and visible smoke could be seen," he said. Hickson said the fire was difficult to extinguish, and they started with a chemical fire extinguisher. "These extinguishers remove the …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Incident occurred late Thanksgiving night in front of Benjamin Moore paint store.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Country Club Road at Route 28 was closed for about an hour.
No injuries were reported after a car engine caught on fire at the intersection of Route 28 and Country Club Road Wednesday, according to Raritan Borough Police Sgt. Raymond Nolte. The incident occurred around 8 p.m., and shut down the portion of Country Club Road at the Route 28 intersection until about 9:12 p.m. when the vehicle was towed away. "The engine caught on fire," Nolte said. "A good portion of the front end caught on fire." In the incident though, Nolte said, there were no injuries reported. A little bit of fire could be seen in the roadway on Route 28 after the incident. The entire road was reopened after the car was towed away around 9:12 p.m. The police department has not released the name of the driver of the vehicle.
Blaze occurred Wednesday night on Bridgewater-Raritan border.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
A car caught on fire Wednesday evening near the intersection of Route 28 and Country Club Road on the Bridgewater-Raritan border. There were visible flames coming from under the hood of a gray four-door sedan as a motorist passed the intersection at about 8 p.m. (see contributed video). There were also flames seen along the roadway and coming from beneath the car. No one appeared to be inside the car when the video was shot. The section of Country Club Road near the intersection of Route 28 was closed for about an hour while the vehicle was towed away. The investigation is being handled by Raritan Borough Police. Patch will continue to update this story.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
State police said the fire was extinguished in approximately five minutes.
A Saturday afternoon car fire caused by a mechanical malfunction near mile marker 19 on Interstate 287 southbound in Bridgewater resulted in no injuries, according to the New Jersey State Police. The North Branch and Green Knoll Fire Departments extinguished the fire in approximately five minutes, Trooper C. Rodriguez said. The only occupant of the car was the driver, Rodriguez said. At approximately 1:10 p.m., firefighters could be seen hosing down the steaming vehicle, which was towed by Colonial Garage. The right lane of the highway was closed and traffic was slowed in the left lane until the scene was cleared.