Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The brush fire was located near trails deep into the woods behind Kwikshop on 516.
Local fire departments put out a blaze deep in the woods off of New Brunswick Avenue Wednesday morning, in the vicinity of Lake Lefferts. The fire was reported at about 8:30 a.m. by a driver who noticed smoke coming from the woods behind Kwikstop Food Stores & Deli while heading toward Route 79 on New Brunswick Avenue. Within minutes, the fire department located an approximately 1,000-square-foot fire burning in the woods about 2,000 feet behind the convenience shop, according to Aberdeen Fire Cpt. Will Smith, Jr. The fire was located close to the lake. The Cheesequake Volunteer Fire Company responded to the scene with their brush fire truck and drove through the forest to the fire, where they were able to bring the flames under control. …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Police closed the roadway while firefighters doused a small transformer fire with water
The Old Bridge Township Police Department blocked off a section of Matawan Road near Parkway North exit 120 Tuesday shortly before 5 p.m. for a transformer fire on a telephone pole. Firefighters from the Old Bridge Township Fire Department worked to dause the small fire while drivers were redirected. It is unclear at this time what caused the fire or when the road will be reopened.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Fire destroyed at least three condos in a 55 and older development in Old Bridge. Five fire companies respond. No injuries reported.
A fire destroyed at least three condo units in a 55 and older community just outside Cheesequake State Park in Old Bridge Township today. The surrounding units in Cheesequake Village were evacuated as five fire companies, including Cheesequake and Matawan Borough, worked the blaze. Firefighters appeared to have the fire at 7 Maine Court under control by 11:45 a.m. Old Bridge Police Captain Art Carulo said there were no injuries reported. Firefighters used a ladder truck to access the collapsed roof and were seen throwing out charred beams and pieces of furniture as white smoke continued to pour out of the evacuated homes. The smell of smoke filled the air. According to Cheesequake Volunteer Fire Company Chief Jack Kokoszka, the fire was …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Flames overtook an office building on Rt. 34 in Old Bridge
An office building on Route 34 in Old Bridge Township was heavily damaged during a three alarm fire Wednesday evening. According to Cheesequake Volunteer Fire Company Asst. Chief Ed Mendez, the Old Bridge Fire Department was called to the scene at 5:30 p.m. The fire was already blazing out of the windows and through the roof when they arrived. The office building, located at 246 Route 34 in Old Bridge, housed at least four separate businesses including All Smiles Dental Care, Behavioral Health Solutions, Swift Construction, LLC and a tax office. Almost the entire roof burned in the fire, Mendez said. The fire department also had to shatter windows on the second floor to help ventilate the building. A fire is considered a third alarm fire …