Saturday, April 20, 2013
Neighbors say they heard an explosion and then saw responders appear.
Parsippany Police and a number of area fire districts were at the scene of a Saturday afternoon residential fire on Iroquois Avenue in Lake Hiawatha. According to Lake Hiawatha Fire District 4 Chief R.J. Briant, the fire, which was reported shortly after four p.m., is under investigation. Briant said no one was injured in the blaze, but he said officials did not know much more at this time. "Firefighters were able to knock down the fire in about five minutes after our arrival," he said. "Boonton Fire Department was the fast team here, but District 4 arrived and took command. Right now, we have to wait to see what caused the fire." The Rockaway Neck District 5 department was also on the scene, and Briant said Parsippany-Troy Hills Fire …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Police say fire at Shaya Ahavat Torah was accidental.
Parsippany Police say an overheated electrical cord led to a structure fire just after 6 a.m. Thursday at Congregation Shaya Ahavat Torah on Hawkins Avenue. The fire was discovered by an individual who entered the temple in early morning and smelled smoke, according to a police statement. That person reportedly left the temple and spoke with a neighbor who saw flames coming from the building's rear, ran to his home and brought back a fire extinguisher as 9-1-1 was being called, police said. "The neighbor was able to contain the flames with the extinguisher and a garden hose until Parsippany Fire Districts 5 and 4 [the Parsippany-Troy Hills and Lake Hiawatha departments] arrived at the location and extinguished the blaze," said PPD …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Police say March 9 Emily Place residential fire was accidental.
Parsippany Police report no injuries following a structure fire at an Emily Place condominium on the evening of March 9. Just after 7 p.m., the District 5 and District 6 fire companies responded to the scene to battle a blaze whose flames were spotted coming from the first floor of the building by Par-Troy police officers, according to the PPD statement. Also there to assist was the Boonton Fire Department. Police said the fire appeared to be coming from the living room where a window had already been broken by the heat, adding that officers entered the home in hopes of evacuating anyone inside. According to the report, no residents were found there, but officers could only travel about 10 feet due to the heat and smoke. Department …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Fire District 6 says no one was hurt in the incident, which remains under investigation.
Guests were forced to evacuate a Parsippany hotel thanks to an early-morning blaze Sunday. Parsippany Police, the Parsippany-Troy Hills Fire Association District 6 and other responders were on the scene of a two-alarm fire at the Budget Inn on Route 46 East just after 3:30 a.m. Sunday, said District 6 Fire Chief Ron Dimaggio. The chief told Patch that firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke at the hotel. He said the flames—and eventual damage—was restricted to the laundry room and laundry area of the facility. He said officials do know that the smoke's source was a load of towels burning in a clothes dryer. "The night manger was doing laundry," said Dimaggio. "The incident is still under investigation. There is no arson involved, we just…
Friday, October 26, 2012
James Barberio released a statement on storm preparedness as Parsippany waits for storm's potential arrival.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Friday, October 26, 2012
Following a meeting with representatives of agencies and organizations connected with emergency response at Town Hall Friday afternoon, Mayor James Barberio released a public statement on Hurricane Sandy and how the township is preparing for the worst, just in case. A major storm is approaching. As your mayor, I urge you to take action now! Flash flooding is extremely likely. Major river flooding is likely. Record river flooding is possible. Residents should maintain awareness of the weather and conditions as they worsen. The intensity of the storm is expected to impact our area on Monday into Tuesday of the upcoming week. The Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills is working with all of our departments including the Parsippany Office of …
Friday, July 13, 2012
Heat and lack of rain take their toll.
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Friday, July 13, 2012
Heat and a lack of rain have made Morris, Somerset and Sussex counties highly susceptible to forest fires, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection. The state has seen almost twice as many (873) fires since Jan. 1 than in all of 2011 (465), the state Forest Fire Service said. The state has placed the area at Stage No. 1 in fire restriction rating system, which means most outdoor fires are prohibited, unless in a properly constructed ring. "All fine dead fuels ignite readily and fires start easily from most causes," the Forest Fire Service said on its website. "Unattended brush and campfires are likely to escape. Fires spread rapidly and short-distance spotting is common. High-intensity burning may develop on slopes or …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
A strong odor was detected in several of the strip mall's stores.
Green Hill Plaza on Parsippany Road is back in business after responders discovered the source of a suspected gas leak in Green Hill Liquors. Parsippany Police and local firefighters evacuated the shopping center while they investigated the stores. Police discovered broken pipes inside the liquor store, which had been having repair work done, according to Chief Ron DiMaggio of Parsippany-Troy Hills Fire District 6. A representative of New Jersey Natural Gas shut the gas off in the store, and patrons and employees were permitted to re-enter their buildings. Green Hill Liquors employees smelled the odor of gas in the air and called authorities. The odor was also detected in Quick Chek and Fusha Sushi Bar. Assisting District 6's squad were …
Monday, June 4, 2012
Authorities say an investigation into the accident is underway.
Parsippany Police and units from the Mount Tabor Volunteer Fire Department spent the late afternoon Monday at the scene of an overturned truck on Old Dover Road near Union Hill Road. A police spokesperson said no injuries were reported in the accident that spilled fluid on the roadway and forced police to close off a section of the road. Police could not identify what the liquid was that spilled from what was described as a dump truck carrying a trailer that rolled down an embankment. The truck was able to be placed right side up again and was towed from the scene around 6 p.m., when the cleared road was reopened to traffic. Patch will have more details as they become available.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Parsippany Road and Route 46 access to Wateview is now open.
Parsippany Police say roads leading to Waterview Boulevard are again open to traffic following a bomb threat at a local commercial building. The Morris County Sheriff's Office bomb squad and K-9 units were at the scene, as were PPD officers and the Parsippany-Troy Hills District 6 Volunteer Fire Department. Department spokesperson Sgt. Yvonne Christiano told Patch that the threat was in place against Sun Chemical, which leases space in the Mack-Cali Realty Corporation building at 35 Waterview Blvd. The nearby TD Bank initially was thought to be the focus of the incident. Christiano reported that the threat came via telephone. "An anonymous phone call was placed to an employee stating that there were bombs in the building," she said. "…
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Police say there was minimal damage to the dwelling.
The Parsippany Police Department reports a structure fire at an Edgefield Drive residence late Wednesday night started in a clothes dryer and caused minimal damage. According to PPD spokesperson Sgt. Yvonne Christiano, Mount Tabor Fire District 1, the Greystone Fire Department and Ambulance Squad responded to the scene just after 11 p.m. Wednesday, along with Parsippany Police officers. Christiano said the blaze started when a dryer in the home’s basement caught fire. Members of Fire District 1 quickly extinguished the fire and deemed the scene to be safe. No injuries were reported in the incident. Other than the dryer, police said, there was no other damage to the home.