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Body Found at Ridgefield Fire Identified

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Ridgefield NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announces the following updated information regarding an investigation into a fatal fire at 850 Broad Avenue in Ridgefield, NJ, that occurred on Wednesday, March 6, 2024. An investigation is being conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Acting Chief Matthew Finck and the Ridgefield Police Department under the direction of Chief Thomas Gallagher.

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Rutherford Woman Charged with Aggravated Arson in Rutherford Apartment Fire

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Rutherford NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of MARY ANNE HAMPL (DOB: 12/06/1961; single; unemployed) of Rutherford, NJ on arson-related charges. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit under the direction of Acting Chief Matthew Finck, and the Rutherford Police Department under the direction of Chief John Russo.

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Oil Delivery in Hackensack Goes Sideways

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Hackensack NJ, Officials reported an unfortunate incident in Hackensack where a home, no longer equipped with an oil tank, received an unintended delivery of heating oil into its basement on Monday.

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Tesla Hits Home in New Milford

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New Milford NJ, Tuesday at 5:38pm City of Hackensack Fire Department received a mutual aid request from New Milford Fire Department for an occupied vehicle that crashed into a structure with entrapment at 495 River Road. Hackensack Deputy 1, Safety Chief, UASI Special Operations, Hackensack Shoring Unit and Hackensack Rescue 1 responded. Upon arrival units assisted New Milford Firefighters with extracting one victim from the vehicle. At 6:07 Deputy 1 reported victim was placed in the care of BLS for treatment and transport to local hospital. City of Hackensack units remained on scene to assist with shoring up the damaged area of the structure so the vehicle can be safely removed.

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No Injuries Reported at Hackensack Taco Bell Fire

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Hackensack NJ, on Sunday July 10th 2nd platoon operated at 500 South River Street Taco Bell for a fire in the cockloft. Hackensack Fire Companies work extensively to open up the exterior wall and the roof area to contain the fire. Fire was brought under control in 45 Minutes. Englewood Fire, Teaneck Fire  and Bogota Fire assisted at the scene. No injuries reported Fire is currently under investigation.

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Sunday Moring Fire in Hackensack Leaves One Firefighter and One occupant Injured

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Hackensack NJ, on Sunday April 3rd @08:11 Hackensack Fire Desk received a 911 call reporting a fire at 99  Fair Street. While companies were responding Deputy 4 reported smoke from a distance and requested a 2nd alarm. Upon arrival companies were met with heavy smoke and fire conditions on the 2nd floor of the home with fire extending into the attic. Companies put several handlines in service to begin knocking down fire on the 2nd floor and to protect the house next door. Ladder 1 and rescue 1 conducted searches and began to open up the 2nd floor ceilings to gain access to the attic. Fire extended to the attic area due to limited access.

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Shelter in Place Order Once Again Lifted at Hackensack High School

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Hackensack NJ, for the second time this week the Hackensack Police Department gave  the “All Clear” and the shelter in place order has been lifted at Hackensack High School , everyone is safe and schools will resume normal operations.

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Building Damaged and Two reported injuries in Multi Vehicle Crash in Hackensack

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Hackensack NJ, according to the City of Hackensack Fire Department ,on Friday March 18 @10am Members of the 4th Platoon responded to Main and Davis for Three vehicle motor vehicle accident. One vehicle struck 20 Zabriskie Street causing significant damage to the building. Two reported injuries were treated by Hackensack BLS . Hackensack police is currently conducting the investigation. No additional information at this time.

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One Firefighter was Injured in Hackensack Condo Fire

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Hackensack NJ, according to Hackensack Fire Department, on Sunday, March 20th @1932 hours members of the second platoon were dispatched to 105 State Street for a report of smoke in a second floor apartment. First arriving companies were met with smoke on the second and third floor with fire showing in the rear of the building and also for the roof area.

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Hackensack High School Temporally Evacuated Friday Morning

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Hackensack NJ,  students were sent back to class at Hackensack High School after being evacuated Friday morning. The school was evacuated due to a police investigation, the district and police announced.
The district asked parents and guardians not to come to any schools or evacuation sites until being notified.
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Driver Loses Control and Hits House in Saddle Brook

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Saddle Brook NJ, the adult female driver of a 4-door Acura TLX sedan was injured on Sunday afternoon, 02/20, when her vehicle crashed into residential structure located in the 300 block of Schepis Avenue, in Saddle Brook. Saddle Brook Fire Department, Saddle Brook Police, Saddle Brook EMS, Saddle Brook OEM, Elmwood Park Fire Department, and Hackensack Fire Department personnel and equipment responded to the incident. The victim sustained a non-life threatening injury and was transported by ambulance to Hackensack University Medical Center’s main campus. A construction sub-code official from the Township of Saddle Brook also responded to the scene. No information was provided by police at the scene as to what caused the driver to lose control and crash her vehicle.

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No Injuries Reported at Atlantic Street Gas Leak in Hackensack on Saturday

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Hackensack NJ, on Saturday January 22 , Hackensack Fire Department had all hands operating in the area of 2nd and Atlantic Street for a major gas leak. PSE&G was also on scene trying to find the source. Multiple buildings being checked for gas odor. The fire department received the all clear while PSEG continued it’s investigation . No injuries were reported .

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2 Alarm Fire on Franklin Street in Hackensack Under Investigation 

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Hackensack NJ, On Tuesday, January 18th at 1928 hours Hackensack Fire Department headquarters received multiple calls reporting a structure fire at 27 Franklin Street.  Upon arrival Deputy 1 had heavy fire in  two wood frame dwellings and transmitted a 2nd alarm.  Upon arrival, companies put multiple hand lines into service knocking down fire in both 1st and 2nd floors of both dwellings. Fire extended into the attic of both dwellings.  Ladder companies from Hackensack and Englewood ventilated the roof of both dwellings , assisted with searches  and opening up in both dwellings.

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Hackensack Firefighters Log a Busy Final Month of 2021

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Hackensack NJ, Hackensack Fire fighters ended the year by logging in a busy month December 30th , 350 prospect avenue 2nd alarm fire. Fire was on the number 5 floor. Fire was knocked down by Engine 2. All searches are negative. Englewood and Teaneck fire departments assisted at the scene along with Hackensack UMC BLS . No reported injuries. Fire is currently under investigation.

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OFFICIAL information for Hackensack Firefighter Lieutenant Timothy Rice ,Wake and Funeral service

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Hackensack NJ, Monday June 14th visiting hours 4-8pm Vander Plant Funeral home. Parking for mutual aid departments and uniformed personal will be at Chili’s in the Garden State Plaza follow the information signs shuttle buses will take you to and from the funeral home. Parking at funeral home is for family and close friends.

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