A fire hydrant was knocked over during a motor vehicle accident at Bloomfield Avenue and Valley Road on the morning of Thursday, Jan. 12, Deputy Fire Chief Jarvis Hawley said.
The cause of a car fire on Thursday, Jan. 12, on Bell Street and Bloomfield Avenue is undetermined, Hawley
said.Extensive damage was done to the hood, grill, front fender and engine compartment.
Firefighters responded to a motor vehicle accident involving two cars, with one overturned, on Friday, Jan. 13.The call came in to rescue a person trapped inside one of the cars, but the person managed to free himself by the time firefighters arrived, Hawley
said.Firefighters removed the vehicle's fluids from the scene.
On Saturday, Jan. 14, and Sunday, Jan. 15, high winds downed wires in the township, including a power line that was lying across the roadway from 8:48 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. before PSE&G arrived on the scene, Hawley
said.The incident occurred at Central Avenue and Talbot Street.Hawley
noted high wind gusts caused a nearly a dozen home and car alarm activations within two days, includ-ing alarms activated on The Fairway and Wesley Road.
On Monday, Jan. 16, a primary wire was downed on Brunswick Road, with PSE&G arriving shortly afterward, Hawley
A man trapped in the elevator at the Bay Street Train Station was rescued by firefighters on the evening of Mon-day, Jan. 16.
During another windy day, Wednesday, Jan. 18, there were additional downed wires on Valley Road, Gray and Stephen streets and Edgemont Road, Hawley
noted several cable wires also were downed.
"It was arching and people were calling in because of the noise it was making.