VIDEO: Fire Fighters respond to multiple fires over weekend

Published 2:49 pm Monday, November 5, 2018

By Eric Williams

The Orange Leader

Fire fighters in the Orange area were kept busy this weekend extinguishing multiple blazes at homes.
West Orange Fire Department responded to a report of a shed fire around 12 p.m. on Saturday at the 1700 block of Crockett Street in West Orange.
The fire was quickly spreading to the nearby home when West Orange Police Officer Cobb arrived on scene.
Fire fighters arrived on scene and were able to extinguish the blaze and stop it from catching the structure on fire.
The Pinehurst Fire Marshall was called to the scene to assist West Orange Fire fighters with the investigation
Later on aroundĀ 6 p.m., Orange Fire Fighters responded to a fully involved structure fire in the 2300 block of 8th Street in Orange.
According to a witness on scene, he was driving by and noticed the structure to be on fire and quickly called 911 to report the fire.
Fire fighters arrived on scene and quickly attacked the blaze in a matter of minutes. The flames caused nearby power lines to fall and Entergy crews had to be dispatched to the scene.

The power was safely disconnected and fire fighters were able to fight the blaze.
Neighbors on the scene said that the family who previously lived there had just moved out.

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation by the City of Orange Fire Marshall.
The home appears to be a total lost from the fire.
Orange Fire Fighters responded, on Sunday, to another report of a structure fire in the 1000 block of Ruby Lane shortly beforeĀ 5 p.m.
Upon arrival, a front bedroom was fully involved in flames with heavy smoke coming from the front of the home by fire fighters.
The blaze was brought under control in a matter of minutes and fire fighters were able to stop the blaze from spreading throughout the home.
According to neighbors, the home has been vacant since Hurricane Harvey, but they reported seeing transients in and out the home.
The City Fire Marshall J. Bilbo responded to the scene and is investigating the fire.
No injuries were reported from the blaze.