Budd Lake Fire was dispatched to Washington Twp. as a Rapid Intervention Crew. The crew operated for over an hour standing by and then assisting in overhaul. Below is from the Long Valley Fire Web Page with photos and story of the incident.
On July 26 at 00:53 hours members responded to a reported basement fire at 148 Stephensburg Rd. Upon arrival of automatic mutual aid company, Tri-County Volunteer Fire Company, confirming heavy fire showing from the basement of a two story stone & frame private dwelling. A 2nd Alarm was struck by Schooley’s Mountain Chief. There was significant damage to the home, as well as the loss of several pets. All Washington Twp. fire companies, Schooley’s Mountain Fire Company, Long Valley Fire Company , & Fairmount Fire Company, responded. Mutual aid assistance was received from Budd Lake Fire Company, & Netcong Fire Company. Companies operated for over 3 hours. (all photos courtesy of Tri-County Fire Company)