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Fair Lawn Home Suffers Extensive Damage in Two-Alarm Fire

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Fair Lawn NJ, on Monday, a Fair Lawn residence endured significant devastation in a two-alarm fire, as confirmed by officials.

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Fully Loaded Concrete Mixer Rolls Over on Route 208 in Fair Lawn

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Fair Lawn NJ, it took several hours for towing company operators from two (2) separate companies to right a fully loaded concrete mixer that rolled over while entering Route 208 southbound at Fair Lawn Avenue, Fair Lawn on Thursday morning, 04/04. The truck’s driver sustained an arm injury in the mishap, and was transported to a local hospital by an ambulance. Fair Lawn Police , Fair Lawn Fire Department, Fair Lawn Heavy Rescue, and NJDOT personnel were all at the scene of the incident. Route 208 southbound was intermittently closed while emergency responders worked.

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Hawthorne Home Suffers Partial Collapse During Hour Effort to Get Fire Under Control

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Hawthorne NJ, at 10:23pm the Hawthorne Fire Department was dispatched to a reported house fire on Cedar Place. Upon arrival Chief 50 reported a 2.5 story wood frame home heavily involved in the rear first and second floor extending into the attic with heavy fire conditions present.

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Police Officers Injured During Car Fire Rescue in Fair Lawn

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Fair Lawn NJ, while searching for a white colored Dodge Neon reported to be driving erratically on Saddle River Road late Saturday afternoon, 03/16, a Fair Lawn police officer spotted the vehicle driving down a private residential driveway at a high rate of speed, and directly into a heavily wooded area. The vehicle quickly became impaled on a large mulch pile and caught fire.

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Three-alarm Fire Severely Damages a Residence in Fair Lawn

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Fair Lawn NJ, on February 24, 2024, a three-alarm fire severely damaged a residence in Fair Lawn this afternoon. The Fair Lawn Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire on the six block of 5th Street at 2:24 PM.

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The Cause of the Small Fire is Being Investigated at Alexander Hamilton School in Glen Rock

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Glen Rock NJ, gathered “early arrival” students were safely evacuated from the Alexander Hamilton School, located at 380 Harristown Road in Glen Rock, after a ceiling fire was reported at approximately 0830 hours on Wednesday morning, 10/18. The fire was quickly extinguished and no injuries to students, staff members, or first responders were reported. The cause of the small fire was being investigated. Glen Rock Fire Department was assisted at the scene by mutual aid fire departments from several nearby communities.

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Fair Lawn Fire Fighters Subdue Early Morning US Postal Truck Fire

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Fair Lawn NJ, at 4:05 Thursday morning, Fair Lawn Fire Department Engines 3 and 4 were dispatched to the Fair Lawn main post office on Abbott Road. Upon arrival, Fair Lawn Fire Chief Jake Mamo reported a mail vehicle that was fully involved. The members of Engine 3 and 4 quickly extinguished the fire. All fire units cleared the scene by 4:55 am .  No injuries reported. No mail was damaged .

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Rollover on Route 208 North Bound in Fair Lawn Sends Driver to Hospital

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Fair Lawn NJ, a Wednesday afternoon, 07/26, single vehicle rollover crash on Route 208 northbound under Fair Lawn Avenue, Fair Lawn resulted in the vehicle’s driver sustaining non-life threatening injuries which required ambulance transport to a nearby hospital. The vehicle was righted and removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck.

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911 Call Claiming a Women was Dumping a Child into the Passaic River Triggers a Massive Multi-agency Search

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Paterson NJ, a 911 telephone call received by the Paterson Police Department from an individual who witnessed a woman dumping a child strapped in a car seat into the Passaic River triggered a massive multi-agency search on Monday morning, 07/17. Water, air (drone), and land searches were conducted for over one (1) hour before they were terminated after the witness’ account was not able to be verified. The search included , Fair Lawn Police Department,  Elmwood Park Police, Elmwood Park Fire Dept, NJ Paterson Police Department, Paterson Fire Department ,Fair Lawn Rescue Squad, Fair Lawn Fire Department, Fair Lawn Fire Company #4 ,Fair Lawn Fire Company #3, Fair Lawn Fire Company 2 ,and Passaic County Sheriff’s Office.

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Kitchen Fire in Fair Lawn Draws Large Response

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Fair Lawn NJ, a multiple alarm Wednesday morning, 06/21, house fire in the 2500 block of Kipp Street, Fair Lawn drew a large fire department response. The fire, which reportedly started in the home’s kitchen, was quickly knocked down by Fair Lawn Fire Department. Heavy black smoke from the blaze could be seen blocks away. No injuries were reported.

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Former Fair Lawn Police Chief Celebrates His 101st Birthday

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Fair Lawn NJ, the Fair lawn Police department wished former Police Chief Van Houten a very happy “101st Birthday”. June 30, 1987, Chief Robert Van Houten retired after serving the Fair lawn Police department for 37 years.

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Porsche Destroyed in Car Fire at the Bottom of the Exit Ramp from 208 South in Fair Lawn

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Fair Lawn NJ, at 6:39 AM Saturday morning, Fair Lawn Fire Engine Companies 3 and 4 were dispatched to a car fire at the bottom of the exit ramp from 208 south and Plaza Road. Fair Lawn Battalion Chief Mike Salvini reported that there was a fully involved car fire. The members of Engine 3 and 4 quickly put out the fire. There were no injuries, but the car, a 1987 Porsche 928, was a total loss. All Fair Lawn units cleared the scene by 7:30 AM.

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Vehicle was Towed from the Scene in Glen Rock After Trunk Fire

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Glen Rock  NJ, a smokey Thursday afternoon, 04/06, fire consumed a Toyota Prius on Rock Road near Isabella Place in Glen Rock. The fire, which reportedly originated in the vehicle’s trunk, was extinguished by Glen Rock firefighters with overhaul assistance provided by Fair Lawn Fire Company #4. Glen Rock Police provided traffic control. The damaged vehicle was towed from the scene.

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Single Family Home Fire in Fair Lawn

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Fair Lawn NJ, Firefighters quickly extinguished a Wednesday morning, 04/05, fire that started on the second floor of a home on Ruskin Road in Fair Lawn. No injuries were reported in the incident. The single family home was unoccupied when police and firefighters arrived on the scene. An investigation is underway to determine what started the smokey blaze. Also on scene Fair Lawn Fire Department , Fair Lawn Fire Company #4 , Fair Lawn Rescue Squad , Fair Lawn Volunteer Ambulance Corps , Fair Lawn Fire Company #3 , Fair Lawn Fire Company 2 , Fair Lawn Police Department .

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Fair Lawn Fire Department Makes Quick Work of a Chimney Fire

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Fair Lawn NJ, at 2:54 AM Sunday the Fair Lawn Fire Department was dispatched to a reported chimney fire on the 12 block of Saddle River Road. Upon arrival, Fair Lawn Fire Chief Jake Mamo reported smoke showing from the structure in what appeared to be a chimney fire that had extended into the walls of the first floor. A general alarm was transmitted. The fire was quickly extinguished and the fire companies opened up the walls to look for extension. Fair Lawn Rescue, Fair Lawn Volunteer Ambulance Corp, and the Fair Lawn Police Department also assisted on the scene. Mutual aid companies from Elmwood Park and Saddle Broom were stationed in Fair Lawn to handle any other calls. All fire units were cleared from the scene by 5:33 AM. There were no injuries to the residents or to firefighters.

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