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Bizarre Accident Behind Orange School Today

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Sep 302016
 

imagejpeg_0Police and fire personnel responded to Schoolhouse Lane behind Mary L. Tracy School this afternoon around 3 p.m. for an strange accident involving a piece of heavy equipment and a Toyota SUV.

Details are sketchy right now, but the truck (or the load it was carrying) apparently flipped while turning the corner as the SUV was driving by in the opposite direction.

As seen in this submitted photo, the heavy equipment hit the passenger side of the vehicle.

No one was injured.

Orange Police will be investigating the cause of this accident.

Marsh Hill Road Closed Due To Accident

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Apr 082015
 

UI workers had to replace a Utility pole on Marsh Hill Road following an accident.

UI workers had to replace a Utility pole on Marsh Hill Road following an accident.

Around 3:30 p.m. a car struck a Utility Pole on Marsh Hill Road. There were no injuries, but the pole was totaled.

The pole is located north of where a West Haven man lost his life on the same stretch of road in October 2012.

UI is working on replacing it. In the meantime traffic is a nightmare and the flow coming off of I-95 is being detoured down Pez Boulevard/Edison Road.

Orange Live will have more information when it becomes available.

In the meantime, AVOID Marsh Hill Road, it may be a while before the road is opened again.

One resident said she was stuck in traffic in the area for nearly an hour.

Sorry for the delay on this information (I was covering 3 games at Amity)

January 21 — Two House Fires in Two Consecutive Years

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Jan 222014
 

Rescue 1 outside of Station 2

Rescue 1 outside of Station 2

It’s a strange coincidence, I’m sure, but a quick search on Orange Live (it took 2 seconds) and I discovered that yesterday’s house fire at 4 p.m. on Sunset Drive fell on the same date as a much worse fire that occurred at 1 a.m. on Hawthorne Lane.on Jan. 21, 2013.

The fire on Sunset started in, and was contained to the kitchen area. Firefighters were able to extinguish it quickly, within 15-20 minutes of arrival, and no one was hurt.

The Hawthorne Lane fire likely began in a wood-fired boiler. The firefight went on for more than an hour.

The family fled to safety before firefighters arrived and no one was hurt, but the family did lose everything.

I certainly hope that these two 1-21 house fires are the end of the line for incidents on this date. No matter how minor the damage, house fires are terrifying and leave a long, lasting impression on the homeowners (and firefighters).

 

Lightening Strike Responsible for Early Morning House Fire

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May 222013
 

A house fire is a homeowners' nightmare, replacing the roof, is all part of the recovery process.

A house fire is a homeowners’ nightmare, replacing the roof, is just part of the recovery process.

If the wild thunderstorms that rolled through this morning didn’t wake you up, then you’re one of the few in town who slept through it.

The wall-shaking thunder and bullwhip cracks of lightening spelled trouble and Orange Volunteer Firefighters were just waiting for a call.

The first one came just after 7 a.m. when a resident on Pine Tree Drive called 911 to report smoke in the house. They exited the home and waited for firefighters to arrive.

In 4 minutes or less Asst. Chief John Knight was there, located a fire in the attic and called for a second alarm requesting additional firefighters and equipment.

The fire was extinguished within 15 minutes and Fire Marshal Tim Smith began his investigation.

“It appears that lightening struck a vent fan in the roof,” Smith said. “There was moderate fire damage in the attic and minor water damage in the house.”

There were no injuries reported.

Shortly after all fire apparatus had returned to their stations, a second call came in from Narrow Lane of another possible lightening strike with the odor of burning electrical wires.

Firefighters were on the scene for about 20 minutes then released. The investigation still continues.