Posted on

School Bus Explodes in Flames in Glen Rock

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Glen Rock NJ, Flames completely engulfed a van used to transport school children just moments after all of the children and their driver had been safely evacuated to a nearby strip mall on Thursday afternoon, 01/24. The raging fire was extinguished by members of Fair Lawn Fire Department Fire Companies 2 & 4, Fair Lawn Heavy Rescue, Bergen County Hazmat, Glen Rock Police , Glen Rock Fire Department, and Fair Lawn Fire Department also responded to the incident which was located in the parking lot of an office building at 266 Harristown Road, Glen Rock.

Posted on

Ridgewood , Hawthorne and Fair Lawn Fire Departments Assist Glen Rock Fire Department for Basement Fire in Glen Rock

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Glen Rock NJ,A Thursday evening, 12/06, basement fire in a single family home located at 562 South Maple Avenue, Glen Rock, injured at least one (1) firefighter and required the services of several neighboring fire departments to extinguish. Glen Rock Fire Department was assisted by personnel from Ridgewood Fire Department  , Fair Lawn Fire Department , and Hawthorne Fire Department at the scene. Glen Rock Police and Glen Rock EMS also responded. The cause and exact origin of the blaze is currently under investigation.

Posted on

Chemical Spill Reported at Glen Rock Police Headquarters

photo courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Glen Rock NJ, Glen Rock Fire Department and Hawthorne Fire Department  personnel rushed to Glen Rock Police Department headquarters, 1 Harding Plaza, Glen Rock on Thursday afternoon, 10/11, in response to a possible chemical spill within the building. Firefighters dressed in protective gear entered the building and removed at least two (2) containers of an unknown substance(s) found in a mechanical room. Glen Rock Police Lieutenant Frank Riggio stated that there were no injuries reported in the incident. He also said that it appeared as if one or more of the containers found by firefighters may have been leaking, causing the odor which triggered a phone call for Fire Department assistance.

Posted on

Glen Rock Pizzeria “unsafe for human occupancy” after building Slammed by Car

photo courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Glen Rock NJ , A fast moving 4-door Mercedes sedan mounted a curb in Glen Rock’s main business district and slammed into the front of Francesca’s Brick Oven Pizza located at 234 Rock Road early Wednesday afternoon, 10/03. Personnel from Glen Rock Police, Glen Rock Fire Department, Fair Lawn Fire Department, and Hackensack University Medical Center rushed to aid Mercedes’ adult male driver, and an adult male pedestrian who was grazed by the vehicle after it mounted the sidewalk. Both victims refused ambulance transportation. No one inside the business was injured in the incident. The vehicle was removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck. A building inspector tagged the damaged pizzeria as “unsafe for human occupancy.”

Posted on

Glen Rock Fire Responds to Small Dumpster Fire on Chadwick Place

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

August 8,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Glen Rock NJ, Members of Glen Rock Fire Department extinguished a small dumpster fire at 50 Chadwick Place, Glen Rock on Tuesday afternoon, 08/07. No injuries were reported. Glen Rock Police also responded.

Posted on

Fallen Tree Forces Glen Rock Home to be Evacuated

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

August 4,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Glen Rock NJ, Glen Rock Fire Department responded to a single family home on Austin Place, Glen Rock on Friday afternoon, 08/03 in response to a 911 telephone call reporting a tree falling through the lower roof of an occupied home. No injuries were reported in the incident, but the occupants of the home were asked to evacuate the structure. Glen Rock Police also responded, as did Hawthorne Fire Engine Company #4.

Posted on

Falling Tree Branch Takes Out SUV on Route 208 in Glen Rock

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

July 23,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Glen Rock NJ, A large tree limb fell onto a Mercedes Benz SUV that had just exited Route 208 northbound in Glen Rock on Sunday afternoon, 07/22. The vehicle’s adult male driver sustained a non life threatening head injury and was transported by a Glen Rock EMS ambulance to Hackensack University Medical Center’s main campus. A paramedic team from The Valley Hospital assisted Glen Rock EMTs with patient evaluation. The driver was the only occupant in the Mercedes when the tree limb hit it. Glen Rock Police Department and Glen Rock Fire Department also responded to the incident. A flatbed tow truck was summoned to remove the wreck.

Posted on

Lightning Strikes Home on Hillcrest Road in Ridgewood

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook

July 4,2018

the staff of  the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Lightning struck a 3-story single family home on Hillcrest Road in Ridgewood during a late Tuesday afternoon, 07/03, thunderstorm, igniting an intense fire inside of the structure’s third floor. Ridgewood firefighters extinguished the blaze within 50 minutes of arriving on location. Firefighters from Waldwick Fire Department , Glen Rock Fire Department , and Ho-Ho-Kus Fire Department assisted Ridgewood Fire Department  at the scene. Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood EMS, and Ridgewood Emergency Services personnel also responded to the incident. Three (3) dogs were reported to have been inside of the residence when the fire started; their current location/condition is unknown. A team of commercial house painters working at the home when the lightning bolt struck escaped injury.

Posted on

No Injuries Reported for Saturday Moring Collision in Glen Rock

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook

June 10th 2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Glen Rock NJ, A two (2) vehicle, Saturday morning, 06/09, collision at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and Rock Road in Glen Rock required the services of Glen Rock Fire Department to mitigate a crash related fluid spill. No injuries were reported in the crash. Both vehicles were removed by flat bed tow trucks. Glen Rock PD is investigating the incident.

Posted on

Brief, Rain Storm with High Winds Plants a Tree on Roof in Glen Rock

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook Page

May 4 2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Glen Rock NJ, An intense, but brief, rain storm with high winds tore through Northwest Bergen County early Thursday evening, 05/03. Among the many reported downed trees and large tree limbs was this one, which landed on the roof of a single family home on Prospect Street in Glen Rock, Glen Rock Police  and Fire Department personnel responded to investigate. The home was unoccupied when the limb fell and structural damage appeared to have been minimal.