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Wednesday Northeast Corridor Service was Suspended in Both Directions Between Trenton and Penn Station New York Due to a Brush Fire

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Edison NJ, yesterday Northeast Corridor Line rail service was suspended in both directions between Trenton and Penn Station New York due to fire department activity near Edison. (Brush fire).  NJ Transit Police Officers are on scene and assisting.⁣

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Delivery Truck Starts Brush Fire after Striking Power Lines and Fleeing in Glen Rock

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Glen Rock NJ , on Friday September 9th at 2:33 PM ,Glen Rock Police Patrols, along with Glen Rock firefighters, were dispatched to a report of a brush fire caused by downed utility wires on the 200 block of Elmwood Avenue. Upon arrival, they found that the fire was out, however, damages were caused to a residence when a delivery truck struck the power lines and pulled them from the structure of the home. The unidentified truck had left the area prior to the response of police and fire personnel. The scene was rendered safe and turned over to PSE&G.

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East Rutherford Fire Fighters Battle Two Alarm Fire Near MetLife Stadium

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East Rutherford NJ, the East Rutherford Fire Department answered a two alarm brush fire off of Madison Circle Drive , near Metlife Stadium . The National Weather Service had issued a wind advisory in effect for the metro New York area from 8 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday with gusts up to 50 mph at times and the high winds quickly fanned the fire .

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Second time in less than one week, brush fire caused temporary suspension of train traffic on NJ Transit’s Bergen County Line

brush fire caused temporary suspension of train traffic on NJ Transit's Bergen County Line

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October 27,2017
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Glen Rock NJ, For the second time in less than one (1) week, a brush fire caused the temporary suspension of train traffic on NJ Transit’s Bergen County Line through Glen Rock. The Friday afternoon, 10/27, brush fire was contained to a small area and extinguished by Glen Rock firefighters using water cans, shovels, and rakes. The fire was spotted by a NJ Transit Maintenance of Way employee working near 536 Broad Street, Glen Rock. No injuries were reported. Glen Rock Police, NJ Transit Police, and Hawthorne Fire Department also responded.

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Brush fire at the Ramapo County Reservation

Brush fire at the Ramapo County Reservation

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April 18,2017

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Mahwah NJ, A Monday afternoon, 04/17, brush fire at the Ramapo County Reservation on Ramapo Valley Road in Mahwah required the services of mini pumpers and fire personnel from Mahwah, Ramsey, Hillburn NY, and the NJDEP’s Forest Fire Service. Mahwah EMS and PD also responded to the incident. Hiking trails throughout the Reservation’s “upper area” were closed as crews fought the smokey blaze. A Forest Fire Service helicopter was also called in to assist in the fire suppression efforts.

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Glen Rock firefighters battled a brush fire on Route 208

Glen Rock firefighters battled a brush fire on Route 208

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August 15,2016

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Glen Rock NJ, Glen Rock firefighters battled a brush fire on Route 208 northbound near Lincoln Avenue on Sunday afternoon, 08/14. The fire appeared to have been caused by a downed high tension electrical wire. Route 208 northbound was briefly closed at Deboer Avenue as firefighters worked.

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Tree Limb Falls igniting a brush fire, snapping a utility pole and causing power outages

Tree Limb Falls igniting a brush fire, snapping a utility pole and causing power outages

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June 22,2016

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Washington Twp, A large limb fell from a tree located near the intersection of Washington Avenue and Van Emburgh Avenue in Washington Township on Wednesday afternoon, 06/22, igniting a significant brush fire, snapping a utility pole, knocking out electric, cable and telephone service to several homes, and closing a portion of Washington Avenue for an extended period. Washington Township PD, FD, and EMS units responded to the incident. Traffic control assistance related to the road closure was provided by HoHoKus PD units. PSE&G and Cablevision crews were also observed working in the area.