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Woman 79, killed in Midday Fire in Wyckoff

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Wyckoff NJ, a tragic incident occurred in which a 79-year-old woman lost her life in a fire that consumed a home on Meer Avenue. Here are the key details:

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Tree Branch Takes Out Primary Power Service Line in Wyckoff

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Wyckoff NJ, Saturday morning  the Wyckoff Fire department was dispatched for a reported structure fire on Helena Avenue. Upon crews arrival, a small electrical fire and smoke condition was located inside the home. This appeared to be due to a tree branch that took the primary power service line down. Crews extinguished and overhauled the area. Orange and Rockland Electric made the proper repairs.

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Fatal Accident on 208 Southbound in Hawthorne Shuts Down Highway for Several Hours on Labor Day

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Hawthorne NJ, Route 208 southbound at Grandview Avenue in Hawthorne/Wyckoff was blocked by emergency vehicles for several hours on Labor Day, 09/05, due to a fatal motor vehicle accident. An accident in which a fast moving 4-door sedan careened off of the highway upward, and crashed into a heavily wooded area. One (1) of the vehicle’s occupants was pronounced dead at the scene; the other was transported to a local hospital by the Hawthorne Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Hawthorne Police and Hawthorne Fire Department personnel and equipment also responded to aid the victims. Glen Rock Fire Department, and Wyckoff Fire Department were also called to the scene for assistance. Wyckoff Police helped with traffic control. Passaic County Sheriff’s Office units and the Northern Regional Medical Examiners office’s office responded as well.

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No Injuries Reported as Wyckoff Fire Crews Quicky Knock Down House Fire

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Wyckoff NJ, firefighters responded to Kingston Street in Wyckoff. Wyckoff Fire crews made a quick knock down and save the home from considerable damage .  Waldwick  Ladder 641 responded on the 2nd alarm .

Fire fighters from Waldwick, Ho-Ho-Kus and Ramsey  were among the mutual aid responders. No injuries were reported .

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Large-scale Carbon Monoxide Buildup at Franklin Lakes Apartment Complex

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Franklin Lakes  NJ, Franklin Lakes Volunteer Fire Department responded to a large-scale carbon monoxide incident on March 19th at an under construction apartment complex on Tice Road . On scene were also a mutual aid ladder from Wyckoff Fire Department and Mahwah Fire Department Fan Boat was requested to assist in ventilating the apartment building. Also providing assistance were Mahwah Rescue .

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Hazmat Called in to Deal With Wyckoff Home Toxic Release

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Wyckoff NJ, last Saturday, the Wyckoff Fire Department  was dispatched to a residential home for a chlorine/ ammonia mixture that was released. Assistance was requested from Mahwah Hazmat as well as Bergen County Hazmat. The problem was rapidly mitigated and all units were released.

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Wyckoff Motor Vehicle Crash Leaves Only Minor Injuries

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Wyckoff  NJ, Wyckoff Police, Wyckoff EMS, and Wyckoff Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle crash with rollover on Friday afternoon, 08/21, on the Russell Avenue Route 208 overpass. The occupants of the vehicle, a yellow Jeep, self extricated prior to the arrival of emergency responders. Injuries were very minor in nature. A flatbed tow truck righted the Jeep and removed it from the scene. Hawthorne Police and the Wyckoff Fire Police assisted with traffic control.

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Vehicle Accident Puts Truck in Back Yard in Wyckoff

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Wyckoff NJ, Yesterday at 12:02 PM the Wyckoff Fire Department  was dispatched for an motor vehicle accident on William Way. The vehicle was traveling on route 208 S and left the roadway and ended up in the back yard of a house on William Way. The driver was not injured. The Wyckoff fire Department assisted removing the debris from and around the vehicle for removal.

 

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Wyckoff Police Department respond to a smoke condition in one of the lodges at the Eastern Christian Children’s Retreat

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Wyckoff NJ, according to Wyckoff Police, early this morning (12/18/19), Officers from the Wyckoff Police Department responded to an active smoke condition in one of the lodges at the Eastern Christian Children’s Retreat. P.O. Oldewurtel immediately arrived on scene, and confirmed an active smoke condition in the Oak Lodge. He reported that the residents of the building had been evacuated by the staff and he entered the building, despite a heavy smoke condition, to confirm that all the residents and staff had been evacuated. Shortly thereafter, Sgt Pinches, P.O. Plisich, P.O. Bakelaar and P.O. Christopher arrived on scene and immediately began to search for any parties in need of medical assistance. They located three staff members complaining of difficulty breathing and chest pain. They were able to safely escort the patients through a chaotic scene and render first aid in the back of their patrol vehicles, which were parked a safe distance from the Oak Lodge. All of the officers involved also worked together to help coordinate the arrival and departure of numerous BLS and ALS units, which were having difficulty navigating through the scene.

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3 injured as Bobcat machine falls through pedestrian bridge in Hawthorne

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Hawthorne NJ, A small bobcat front end loader being used to remove snow from a pedestrian bridge over Route 208 in Hawthorne fell through the concrete bridge surface onto the highway below on Monday morning, 03/04. The operator of the front end loader, a Borough of Hawthorne employee, and an occupant of a work van traveling on the highway were both seriously injured in the mishap. Route 208 northbound was closed indefinitely between Utter Avenue and Goffle Road in Hawthorne, Hawthorne Police , EMS and Fire Department units responded and were assisted by Glen Rock PD, and Wyckoff Fire Department. NJDOT representatives were also at the scene.

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Two Alarm Fire Leaves Beauty Salon Heavily Damaged

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Midland Park NJ,  A 2-alarm Tuesday afternoon, 12/18, fire heavily damaged a building housing a first floor beauty salon in the 200 block of Godwin Avenue, Midland Park. Midland Park Fire Department was assisted by Ho-Ho-Kus Fire Department, Waldwick Fire Department, and Wyckoff Fire Department at the scene. No injuries were reported in the blaze. Mildand Park Police and Midland Park EMS also responded. Wyckoff Police assisted with traffic control

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Van Slams into Auto Repair Facility on Crescent Avenue in Waldwick

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Waldwick NJ, A work van owned by a heating/air conditioning contractor slammed into a gas station/auto repair facility located at 11 Crescent Avenue, Waldwick on Monday morning, 10/15. Waldwick Fire Department and Wyckoff Fire Department personnel worked to stabilize the building after the vehicle was removed by a flatbed tow truck. The extent of injuries to the van’s occupants and/or employees of the facility was unknown. Waldwick Police officers detoured northbound traffic on Crescent Avenue away from the scene while emergency crews worked.

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Wyckoff Home Hit by Car

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August 9,2018

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Wyckoff NJ, A 4-door BMW sedan crashed through the front wall of a home on Harding Road, Wyckoff early Wednesday afternoon, 08/08, and became completely wedged in a first floor room of the structure. Wyckoff Police, Wyckoff Fire Department, and Wyckoff EMS responded to the scene. A flatbed tow truck winched the vehicle out of the structure and up onto the truck’s tow bed. At least one (1) person was reported to have been injured in the crash; no word from police at the scene as to whether the injured party was an occupant of the vehicle involved, or an occupant of the home. A representative from the Township of Wyckoff’s Building Department was also on scene.

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3-inch water pipe burst causing “significant” damage at a 3-story building in Hawthorne

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January 4,2018

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Hawthorne NJ, Hawthorne Fire Chief Joseph Speranza reported that a burst 3-inch water pipe caused “significant” damage at a 3-story multi-tenant commercial/industrial building located at 85 Wagaraw Road, Hawthorne on Wednesday night, 01/03. All Hawthorne FD Fire Companies responded to the location along with a rescue truck from Prospect Park Fire Department. Fire department units in Glen Rock, North Haledon, and Wyckoff were placed on standby in their own quarters until Hawthorne units cleared the scene.

 

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No injuries were reported for 208 Crash in Wyckoff

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November 21,2017

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Wyckoff NJ, No injuries were reported by the occupants of a 4-door passenger sedan that overshot the exit ramp and crashed into a wooded area while exiting Route 208 southbound at Cedar Hill Avenue in Wyckoff on Monday evening, 11/20. Wyckoff Police and Fire Department personnel responded to the incident. The wrecked vehicle was removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck. Entrance and exit ramps to/from Route 208 southbound at Cedar Hill Avenue, Wyckoff were temporarily closed while emergency crews worked at the scene.