Thursday, April 11, 2013
The fire occurred in the Bradley Gardens section Wednesday night.
A Brahma Avenue home is not liveable after it caught fire from possibly being struck by lighting Wednesday night, according to North Branch Fire Chief David Hickson. Hickson said there was heavy fire showing in the second floor of the house when Bradley Gardens Assistant Fire Chief Frank Ur arrived on the scene. "Firefighters made an aggressive interior attack and had the fire under control within 30 minutes," Hickson said. Hickson said the fire is under investigation by the Bridgewater Fire Official, but initial reports seem to indicate that lightning may have struck the house's electrical service. No was injured in the fire, Hickson said, but the house is not liveable. Responding to the scene were Bradley Gardens Fire, Bradley Gardens …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Residents of Bayberry Road have been donating gift cards.
After a fire gutted a Bayberry Road home Monday morning, local residents are starting up a collection to help the family that lost everything. The house, at 455 Bayberry Road, was destroyed by a fire Monday morning, for which the cause has still not been determined. The house was consumed by fire around 4:11 a.m. Monday, and was complicated by live wires feeding into the home and sending sparks as the firefighters continued to fight the fire, which took more than two hours to knock down. The father and two children in the house at the time of the fire were taken to St. Barnabas Burn Center. The two children were released Monday morning, and the father is still in the hospital, but is expected to make a full recovery. And now, local …
Monday, March 11, 2013
The house is unlivable and the family was treated for burns.
A Bayberry Road home was destroyed by a fire that took more than two hours to break down in the early Monday morning hours. According to North Branch Fire Company Chief David Hickson, firefighters were dispatched to 455 Bayberry Road at 4:11 a.m. with the report of a structure fire. When Green Knoll Fire Chief James Vitale arrived on the scene, Hickson said, he found a large volume of fire, and was told that all occupants of the home had fled. Hickson said there had been a father and his two children in the house at the time of the fire. All suffered burns from the fire, he said, and were treated by the Green Knoll and Martinsville rescue squads before being transported to St. Barnabus Burn Center. Hickson said the large volume of fire in …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Fire quickly knocked down on Garretson Road Thursday morning.
Firefighters responded to an early morning fire on Garretson Road Thursday after someone disposed of fireplace ashes in a garbage can, according to North Branch Fire Chief Dave Hickson. According to Hickson, the blaze was discovered by Green Knoll fire official Karl McAleer, who knocked it down quickly with a water extinguisher in his first responder vehicle. "The balance of the fire was knocked down with a joint effort of the Bridgewater District 3 fire companies, McAleer and fire official Glenn Wilson," he said. From there, Hickson said, he arrived with back-up water support that was used by Green Knoll firefighter Mark Hudec. "The blaze rose to unexpected heights during the battle," Hudec said, "but thanks to my years of experience and …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Blaze at two-family home caused multiple injuries.
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Thursday, October 4, 2012
A Bound Brook woman was sentenced to seven years of prison on Thursday for setting a 2011 fire that injured multiple people at a two-family home, Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano Said. Yanilda Rosario, 40, had pleaded guilty on Aug. 3 to charges of six counts of aggravated arson and one count of aggravated assault. In exchange for the plea, the prosecution recommended that she serve seven years in state prison with 85 percent of the term to be served without parole in accordance with the No Early Release Act. Judge Julie M. Marino sentenced Rosario in accordance with the plea agreement. Rosario was arrested Sept. 18, 2011 after an investigation revealed that she started a fire that injured a 45-year-old male and led to the …
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Wilde Hollow residence destroyed in Friday night blaze.
A lightning strike caused a Friday evening fire that destroyed a Wilde Hollow Road home, hospitalizing a resident and killing two dogs, Martinsville Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bryan Bradley said. The resident of the house suffered burns and was transported to Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, Bradley said. "To the best of our determination, it was caused by a lightning strike," Bradley said Saturday. The fire department arrived at the house Friday at approximately 7:30 p.m. It took until about 10 p.m. to place the blaze under control. Crews remained on the scene until after midnight and returned Saturday to hose down some of the smoldering remains of the destroyed home, Bradley said. A firefighter was also hospitalized as a…
Friday, April 20, 2012
No one was injured in the blaze.
Neighbors said flames were shooting out of all parts of a Woodlawn Avenue home that destroyed the structure early Friday morning. An officer on patrol in the area and first reported the blaze at about 12:15 a.m. The owner, Kathy Holland, was not home at the time of the fire. "I heard a pop and the lights flickered," said Kristy Crovelli, a Woodlawn Avenue resident. "There were flames shooting out of everything, coming out of the front, side and back of the house." Holland was not home at the time of the fire, and no one was injured, nor was the cat she owns. Woodlawn Avenue resident Eleanore Zito said she saw the cat outside the house Friday morning, and brought it food. For the residents of that street, the sudden fire was a shock. Zito …
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Heat from blaze melts siding on adjacent houses; cause is still being investigated.
Bridgewater police and firefighters responded to a house fire on Saturday afternoon at 7 Kershaw Court. Officials have not yet confirmed how the fire started, but the blaze left the residence without a roof and much of its structure, and also melted the siding on adjacent homes. Patch will update the story as more information becomes available.