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Ridgewood Fire Department and Bergen County HazMat Called for A leaking underground heating oil tank

photo courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook Page

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, A leaking underground heating oil tank required the response of Ridgewood Fire Department and Bergen County HazMat to a commercial structure located in the 100 block of Prospect Street, Ridgewood on Friday morning, 09/28. Fuel oil from the overfilled tank leaked onto the structure’s driveway, down Prospect Street, and into a nearby storm drain. Firefighters deployed absorbent materials to several contaminated areas and blocked additional run off from entering the storm drain. A private contractor was called by the property owned to further clean up the mess.

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High School Football Game Unaffected by Chlorine Gas Leak at a Fair Lawn Water Department Water Department

photo courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook Page

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Fair Lawn NJ, Fair Lawn Fire department and Fair Lawn Heavy Rescue units were dispatched to investigate a significant leak involving two (2) large steel cylinders containing chlorine gas at a Fair Lawn Water Department water treatment facility late Saturday morning, 09/15. Bergen County HazMat, Hawthorne Fire Department, and an ambulance from Saddle Brook were also on the scene at 9-14 Cadmus Place, Fair Lawn until the leak was contained. No injuries were reported, nor were there any evacuations ordered of area homes. A high school football game being played directly across the street from the plant was also unaffected by the gas release.

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Accident Leads to Temporary Closure of a Portion of Route 208 northbound in Fair Lawn

Accident Leads to Temporary Closure of a Portion of Route 208 northbound in Fair Lawn

Courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook

April 13,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Fair Lawn NJ, A crash between a 4-door Honda Civic and a multi-axle dump truck resulted in two (2) injuries, a hazmat incident, and the temporary closure of a portion of Route 208 northbound in Fair Lawn on Wednesday morning, 04/12. 65 gallons of diesel fuel that originated from a ruptured fuel tank on the dump truck were spilled on crash impact. A large portion of the spilled fuel remained on the roadway, but some entered a nearby storm drain. Fair Lawn PD, FD, EMS, and Heavy Rescue units responded to the incident. NJDOT and the Bergen County HazMat unit were also on the scene. Tow trucks removed both damaged vehicles from the highway. Northbound traffic was diverted onto Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn. There was minor rubbernecking southbound. The crash victims sustained non life threatening injuries and were transported by ambulance to The Valley Hospital.