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Mezzaluna Bistro Fire in Allendale still under Investigation

photo courtesy of NWBMA

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Allendale NJ, on the  morning of December 24th, Allendale Volunteer Fire Department units responded to Mezzaluna Bistro for an activated fire alarm. Upon arrival of Chief 930 and initial units, a smoke condition was found emanating from the front of the building. At that time a second alarm was transmitted and companies stretched in. The fire was located in between the 1st and 2nd floor and required extensive overall after being knocked down. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The Ho Ho Kus Fire Department was alerted into the Borough of Allendale for a working fire in a mixed occupancy building on West Allendale Avenue. Truck 741 responded and was put to work on arrival. Members assisted the Allendale Fire Department with fire suppression and extensive overhaul operations. Truck 741 operated on scene for approximately 4 hours. Nice work by the Allendale Volunteer Fire Department and members of the Northwest Bergen Mutual Aid Association.

The Mission of the Northwest Bergen County Mutual Aid Association (NWBMA) is to provide professional, quality and time efficient Fire & Rescue services to all of the citizens of Northwest Bergen County, and other communities who rely upon such services through mutual aid agreements.

The Officers and Firefighters of the Northwest Bergen County Mutual Aid Association (NWBMA) will strive to provide these services through the utilization of highly trained and skilled full-time and volunteer Firefighters.

All Members of the Northwest Bergen County Mutual Aid Association (NWBMA) will be proactive in providing quality training and equipment to our personnel, with the resources available, so as to assure the delivery of competent, caring service. And to always strive to place the safety of our citizens and personnel as our “Number One” priority in protecting our communities from the Loss of Life and Property.

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North Maple Crash in Ho Ho Kus Sends one to Valley Hospital

photo courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook Page

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ho Ho Kus NJ, Ho-Ho-Kus Police, Ho-Ho-Kus Fire Department, and Ho-Ho-Kus EMS responded to a two (2) vehicle crash in front of 611 North Maple Avenue, Ho-Ho-Kus early Tuesday afternoon, 10/23. One (1) crash victim was transported to The Valley Hospital with a non life threatening injury. Fire Department personnel attended to a minor crash related fluid spill and performed a battery disconnect on one (1) vehicle. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

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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.

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Jackknifed Tractor Trailer Shuts Down 17 North In Ho Ho Kus Friday Morning

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook

June 30,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ho Ho Kus NJ, A collision involving three (3) tractor trailers resulted in the temporary closure of Route 17 northbound in Ho-Ho-Kus on Friday morning, 06/29. No injuries were reported by any of the drivers involved. One (1) rig jackknifed across the center and right travel lanes, and a significant amount of diesel fuel spilled onto the roadway when a saddle tank on one of the tractors ruptured. Ho-Ho-Kus Police  and Ho-Ho-Kus Fire Department responded to the incident along with an emergency response crew from the NJDOT. Traffic was backed up for miles on Route 17 northbound south of the incident.

 

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Bathroom Fire Causes Ho-Ho-Kus Public School Evacuation

photos courtesy of Boyd Lovings Facebook

May 30,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ho Ho Kus NJ, A smokey fire that began in a bathroom forced the complete evacuation of the Ho-Ho-Kus Public School on Tuesday afternoon, 05/29. Ho-Ho-Kus Police officers used hand held extinguishers and contained the fire prior to the arrival of Ho-Ho-Kus Fire Department and Waldwick Fire Department firefighters. Due to high heat conditions, two (2) ambulances were dispatched to the scene as firefighters worked to ventilate the structure. No injuries were reported in the incident and some students were observed re-entering the building within 30 minutes of the fire alarms sounding. The fire’s cause remains under investigation.

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Saturday Morning Crash on Franklin Turnpike in Ho-Ho-Kus

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May 6,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Two (2) injuries were reported in connection with a Saturday morning, 05/05, motor vehicle crash in front of 335 North Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus. Both victims, including an 8-year old with a head injury, were attended to by members of the Ho-Ho-Kus Volunteer Ambulance Corps. , Ho-Ho-Kus Police investigated the crash while members of Ho-Ho-Kus Fire department dealt with a crash related fluid spill and battery disconnect. The two (2) vehicles involved in the collision were removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck.

 

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Northbound traffic on Route 17 backed up for miles Monday Morning Due to Car Fire

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook Page

April 17,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Waldwick NJ, Waldwick Fire Department and Ho-Ho-Kus Fire Department personnel extinguished a vehicle fire on Route 17 northbound near Manhattan Avenue in Waldwick on Monday morning, 04/16. Northbound traffic on Route 17 was backed up for miles due to the closure of multiple travel lanes while firefighters worked. Waldwick PD and Ho-Ho-Kus PD officers were also on the scene. The charred vehicle was removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck.

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Hollywood Avenue and North Franklin Turnpike, Collision Sends two to Valley Hospital

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April 14,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ho Ho Kus NJ, Two (2) individuals were transported by ambulances to The Valley Hospital following a two (2) vehicle collision at the intersection of Hollywood Avenue and North Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus early Friday afternoon, 04/13. Ho-Ho-Kus Police , EMS, and Fire Department personnel responded to aid the victims and attend to a crash related fluid spill. Both wrecks were taken away by a flatbed tow truck. Injuries appeared to have been non life threatening in nature.

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Ho Ho Kus Police, EMS, and Fire Department personnel responded to a rollover MVA at the intersection of Sheridan Avenue and Warren Place

Ho Ho Kus Police, EMS, and Fire Department personnel responded to a rollover MVA at the intersection of Sheridan Avenue and Warren Place

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook

April 6 2018

the staff of the Ridgewood Blog

Ho Ho Kus NJ,

Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, Ho Ho Kus Police, EMS, and Fire Department personnel responded to a rollover MVA at the intersection of Sheridan Avenue and Warren Place on Thursday morning, 04/05. Ambulance transportation to a local hospital was provided to one (1) adult female crash victim. Her injuries appeared to have been non life threatening in nature. The rolled over vehicle was righted by several Police & Fire Department members and subsequently removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck.

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Car Hits Center Divider ,Route 17 southbound near Hollywood Avenue in Ho-Ho-Kus

ho ho kus Police

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

December 30,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ho Ho Kus NJ, No injuries were reported by the adult male driver of a silver colored 4-door BMW sedan after he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the center divider of Route 17 southbound near Hollywood Avenue in Ho-Ho-Kus on Friday afternoon, 12/29.

Ho-Ho-Kus Police and Fire Department  units responded, with traffic control assistance provided by Waldwick Police. The wrecked vehicle was removed from the highway by a flatbed tow truck. Traffic on Route 17 southbound north of Ho-Ho-Kus was backed up for miles due to the incident.