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Orange Responds To Fatal Accident On Route 15

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Jun 052017
 

The Orange Volunteer Fire Department was called to an accident scene on the Wilbur Cross Parkway near Exit 59 Northbound at 7:15 a.m.

According to reports, a driver was killed after he lost control of his vehicle and hit a tree on the Parkway in Woodbridge (about a mile before the tunnel).

Four Alarm Fire at JCC Prompts Response from Bethany, Orange and Woodbridge — Two Firefighters Injured

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Dec 052016
 

screen-shot-2016-12-05-at-10-48-35-pmAt least 150, and up to 300 people were inside the JCC of Greater New Haven on Amity Road in Woodbridge when a fire broke out in a sauna on the lower floor around 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5.

Everyone was evacuated when local police and firefighters from Bethany, Orange and Woodbridge rushed there in response to the four-alarm fire.

Children and babies from the daycare center inside, along with members who were swimming when the fire broke out (and evacuated wearing only their bathing suits) were brought next door to the Brookdale Woodbridge Senior Living Facility where they could be safe and warm.

screen-shot-2016-12-05-at-10-47-36-pmTwo firefighters were transported to the hospital with smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide exposure. At least one was released and is now resting at home. He assured Orange Live that his is “fine.”

Ambulances remain on the scene just in case they are needed.

The tri-town Amity fire departments often work together on drills so when emergencies like this occur, they all work well together.

Route 63 was closed for several hours (a fire hose was hooked to a hydrant near Bond Road and ran up the long driveway to the facility).

The JCC will definitely be closed on Tuesday as there was a lot of smoke and water damage. If you are a member, or have business there, check the JCC website for up to the minute details.

UPDATE: Abate’s Pizza Will Be Closed For A While After Fire

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Apr 212016
 

IMG_0388Original brief: 10:15 a.m. The Orange Fire Department is on scene of a structure fire at 106 Boston Post Road (Staples/Abate’s Pizza).

West Haven is en route.

UPDATE: Fire Marshal Tim Smith said the fire started in the kitchen of Abate’s Pizza and made its way up to the exhaust and ceiling tiles to the roof.

There is a fair amount of fire damage to Abate’s and “some” smoke damage to other businesses but nothing major.

Town building officials have closed the restaurant until repairs are made and the building is re-inspected.

Smith said the cause of the fire is still undetermined.

Adopt A Fire Hydrant: The Home You Help Save Could Be Yours

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Jan 252015
 

Screen shot 2013-11-25 at 6.24.19 PMFeel the chill in the air? Winter is here, so it’s time to adopt a fire hydrant.

In the event of an emergency, the Orange Volunteer Fire Department will need to access all local fire hydrants for water.

But if they are covered in snow, the firefighters would have to clear it themselves, taking up valuable time and possibly cause a delay in putting out a fire — no one wants that to happen.

Some town residents already have signed up for the “Adopt A Hydrant” program at the Orange Country Fair and the Firemen’s Carnival. Other residents just automatically take it upon themselves to clear around fire hydrants near their homes and the fire department greatly appreciates it.

The Orange Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is asking residents interested in adopting a fire hydrant and helping out the town and fire department to please e-mail CERT member Lisa Hartshorn at lahart2269@gmail.com with your name, address, fire hydrant number (if applicable), location of hydrant and e-mail address so she can add you to the directory of volunteers.

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Originally Published on: Jan 4, 2015 @ 18:44

Three Car Accident, Requiring Extrication, Sends Two To Hospital

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Mar 262013
 

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If you were following the Orange Live Facebook page you knew about this as it was happening.

Hours later, the Orange Police released this report.

A three car MVA was reported at 3:08 pm on the Boston Post Road (Route 1) in front of Savers Discount store, 130 Boston Post Road. A 2013 Jeep Wrangler was traveling westbound in the left lane when it made contact with another westbound car in the right lane.

The Jeep driver, Gary A. Cioffi, 19 y.o., of Muttontown, NY, then lost control of the vehicle and made contact with the rear of a second westbound car before rolling

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over and striking a utility pole with the windshield area of the Jeep.

The Orange Volunteer Fire Department also responded to extricate Cioffi from the Jeep before he was transported to Yale New Haven Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
A passenger in the Jeep was able to get out on his own and was also transported with minor injuries. Officer Ryan Ahern is investigating the accident.
Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the accident to contact Officer Ahern at 203-891-2130
Officers reported traffic backups along the Boston Post road as a result of the accident and ensuing investigation.

Mar 172013
 

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An internet photo for illustration only

The Orange Volunteer Firefighters are on scene of a chimney fire on Orange Center Road.  Traffic is/was jammed in the 700 area because of the apparatus needed for the task.

When Asst. Chief Charles Sherwood arrived around 4:35 p.m. he reported that black smoke coming from the chimney and a person was on the roof checking it out.

Firefighters are using a thermal imaging camera to check the inside walls.

By 5 p.m. some trucks were returning to the station house.