Budd Lake Asst. Flanders

Thursday evening February 5th Mt. Olive Fire was dispatched to Oakwood Village Apartments in the Flanders section of the township for a report of an apartment fire with possible entrapment. Police arrived followed by Flanders Chiefs 1, 2 & 3 and reported smoke coming from the 3rd floor apartment two police officers and Asst. chief Wargo ran upstairs and quickly removed one victim from the apartment engine 95 and tower 96 arrived and stretched an inch and three quarter line up the stairs and quickly knocked down the fire and started a search of the apartment and found all occupants were out. Chief McDermott called for a second alarm as Budd Lakes Squad 56 came in and supplied a feed line to Engine 95 and assisted along with Ladder 58’s crew with overhaul and venting. Flanders and Budd Lake EMS transported two police officers to an area hospital and one male victim was flown to St. Barnabas Hospital in Livingston. Despite near 0 degrees tempter’s there were no other injuries and all companies were released within an hour Flanders Fire remained on scene and assisted in the investigation The Mount Olive Police Department, Mount Olive Fire Marshal, Morris County Arson Unit and Morris County Sheriff's Department and are investigating the fire. Several area fire and EMS departments assisted, including Budd Lake Fire Company, Budd Lake First Aid, and personnel from Chester, Netcong, Hackettstown and Roxbury. Hackettstown Regional Hospital EMS also responded.http://1strespondernews.com/webpages/news/displaynews.aspx?ID=f765ebc8-9257-4bd1-87e8-bb074a910c4d