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High School Football Game Unaffected by Chlorine Gas Leak at a Fair Lawn Water Department Water Department

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Fair Lawn NJ, Fair Lawn Fire department and Fair Lawn Heavy Rescue units were dispatched to investigate a significant leak involving two (2) large steel cylinders containing chlorine gas at a Fair Lawn Water Department water treatment facility late Saturday morning, 09/15. Bergen County HazMat, Hawthorne Fire Department, and an ambulance from Saddle Brook were also on the scene at 9-14 Cadmus Place, Fair Lawn until the leak was contained. No injuries were reported, nor were there any evacuations ordered of area homes. A high school football game being played directly across the street from the plant was also unaffected by the gas release.

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Two Hospitalized After Hawthorne Crash

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Hawthorne NJ, Two (2) vehicles collided at the intersection of Goffle Road and Warburton Avenue, Hawthorne early Tuesday evening, 09/11. Hawthorne Police, Hawthorne Fire Department, and Hawthorne EMS responded to aid at least two (2) individuals who were injured in the crash. One (1) accident victim, suspected of driving under the influence, was expected to be taken into custody by Hawthorne Police following his/her discharge from the hospital. Hawthorne Fire Department personnel assisted in extricating one (1) individual from a 4-door Volkswagen Jetta that sustained heavy front end damage, and attended to a crash related fluid spill. A flatbed tow truck removed both wrecks from the roadway.

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A Runaway Dump Truck Crashes into a Single Family Home in Hawthorne

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June 19,2018

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Hawthorne NJ, A runaway dump truck in reverse crashed into a single family home on Sunrise Drive in Hawthorne shortly after 12 noon on Monday, 06/18. No injuries were reported related to the impact, but Hawthorne EMS treated at least one (1) civilian and one (1) firefighter at the scene for heat exhaustion. Hawthorne Fire Department was assisted by the Paterson Fire Department USAR team. Hawthorne Police and Hawthorne EMS also responded. Damage to the home was severe in nature. Fire Department crews had to remove a section of the home’s roof in order to free the dump truck so that it could be towed away.

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Hawthorne Police, Fire Department , and EMS units respond to SUV Rollover Crash Monday Morning on Goffle Road

Hawthorne Police, Fire Department , and EMS

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April 10,2018

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Hawthorne NJ,  Hawthorne Police, Fire Department , and EMS units responded to assist the adult female driver of a Cadillac SUV that crashed and rolled over onto its roof near 1093 Goffle Road, Hawthorne on Monday morning, 04/09. The crash occurred at approximately 6:20 AM and resulted in the temporary closure of Goffle Road in both directions between Rock Road and Route 208 in Hawthorne. The victim was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital. Her injuries appeared to have been non life threatening. A flatbed tow truck righted and removed the wrecked vehicle from the scene. Hawthorne Fire Engine Company #1 and Rescue Company #5 personnel were on the scene.

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Garbage truck crashed into a wooded area of Goffle Brook Park in Hawthorne after losing its brakes on nearby MacFarlan Avenue

Hawthorne Fire Department

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April 4,2018

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Hawthorne NJ, A garbage truck crashed into a wooded area of Goffle Brook Park in Hawthorne after losing its brakes while descending a steep hill on nearby MacFarlan Avenue. The truck’s driver, who was rescued from the wreck by a Hawthorne police officer, sustained serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson. A paramedic team from St. Joseph’s assisted Hawthorne EMTs with patient evaluation and care. Hawthorne Fire Department attended to a crash related fluid leak and remained on standby at the scene until the vehicle was safely removed by two (2) heavy duty tow trucks.

 

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Crash Shuts Down Route 208 in Hawthorne

Crash Shuts Down Route 208 in Hawthorne

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March 21,2018

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Hawthorne NJ, A Tuesday night, 03/20, rollover crash involving two (2) vehicles on Route 208 northbound near Lincoln Avenue in Hawthorne caused a temporary closure of the highway and resulted in two (2) individuals being transported by ambulance to the hospital. Hawthorne Police, Fire department, and EMS personnel responded and were assisted with traffic control by police officers from Glen Rock Police and Ridgewood Police. A paramedic team from The Valley Hospital assisted Hawthorne EMTs with patient evaluation. Injuries to both victims appeared to have been non life threatening. The rolled over vehicle was removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck.

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Hawthorne Police and Fire Department units respond to Tree Limb on High Tension Wire

Hawthorne Police and Fire Department units respond to Tree Limb on High Tension Wire

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March 3,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Hawthorne NJ Hawthorne Police and Fire Department units responded to the intersection of Lafayette and South Avenues on Friday afternoon, 03/02 after receiving multiple 911 calls regarding a large tree limb that fell on a high tension wire. A street light was also downed in the incident. Portions of Lafayette Avenue and South Avenue were closed pending removal of debris by Hawthorne DPW personnel and the restoration of electric power by PSE&G crews.

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Passaic County HazMat Called into Hawthorne Apartment Building

Passaic County HazMat,  Hawthorne Apartment Building , Hawthorne NJ

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February 18,2018

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Hawthorne NJ, Hawthorne Police, Fire, EMS and Passaic County HazMat responded to multiple 911 reports of a irritating chemical odor inside of an apartment building located at 55 Westervelt Avenue, Hawthorne on Saturday morning, 02/17. The odor was traced to a contractor’s use of a chemical product that caused combustible fumes inside of the structure. Hawthorne EMS evaluated two (2) residents who complained of illness; both refused ambulance transportation to a local hospital. Hawthorne Fire Department personnel from Companies 2 & 3 assisted in ventilating the building.

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Hawthorne Fire Department Races to Stop Church Fire

Hawthorne United Methodist Church,

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January 29,2018

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Hawthorne NJ, Hawthorne Fire Department responded to a 911 telephone call report of a working fire inside of the 452 Lafayette Avenue, Hawthorne on Sunday morning, 01/28. Radio reports from Police units arriving at the scene reported that the church altar had caught fire, but was extinguished upon their arrival.

Fire Department personnel removed the still smoking altar from the building and used thermal imaging cameras to ensure that there had been no fire extending to the structure. Ventilation was also performed by Fire Department personnel. No injuries were reported by any of the church staff, nor by any member of the congregation. Hawthorne Police provided traffic control during the incident.

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Hawthorne Rollover Crash on Snowy Night leaves Driver Uninjured

Hawthorn Fire Department

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December 16,,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Hawthorne NJ, Hawthorne Police & Fire Department units responded to a Friday evening, 12/15, rollover crash on the lawn of 56 Forest Avenue, Hawthorne. The male driver of a 1994 Jeep Cherokee was uninjured in the crash. A hydraulic lift tow truck righted the vehicle before its removal from the scene.