LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–A vehicle fire disrupted traffic in the area of Brunswick Pike (Route 1) South and Interstate 295 in Lawrence Saturday evening. The blaze was reported about 5:20 p.m. Police and Lawrence Township firefighters arrived to find a vehicle heavily-involved in flames at the bottom of the exit ramp leading from Interstate 295 South onto Brunswick Pike South. Police quickly shut down the exit ramp and also detoured other traffic away from the blaze. Firefighters stretched a hoseline and quickly knocked down the flames. However the vehicle – reported to be a Jeep Wrangler – was a total loss. The driver was not injured and had exited the vehicle prior to the arrival of emergency personnel. The traffic detours were in place for about an hour while the fire was extinguished and the charred vehicle was towed away. Coincidentally, this was the third vehicle fire in Lawrence Township in as many days – the others being in the area of Mercer Mall on Thursday morning and on Quakerbridge Road at Lawrence Station Road about lunchtime on Friday.
WALL TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–NJ Task Force One Urban Search And Rescue returned from their two week deployment in Surfside Florida this afternoon. Friends and families of the members were on hand to welcome their loved ones home from their deployment.
Children and family members held signs welcoming everyone home. Once inside members were met with hugs and tears of joy that they returned safely.
Once equipment was unloaded a short debriefing was held, procedural paperwork for the mission was completed and handed in members were allowed to leave to return to their families and homes.
Task Force Members have completed their mission to assist with the rescue and recovery efforts in the Champlain Tower Collapse in Surfside, Florida with a job well done.
UPPER FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–NJ State Police responded to an accident on I-195 east bound in the area of the 9.4 mile marker for a car off the side of the roadway around 2:30 p.m. Upon arrival troopers notified Fire and EMS to respond to the highway. Shortly after another accident happened about 1/3 of a mile possibly due to traffic backing up. Hope Fire Company of Allentown, Robbinsville Township Fire Department, EMS from Allentown and Robbinsville responded to the scene of both crashes. It was unclear if anyone that reported injuries was transported to the hospital from either accident. Traffic was backed up 2.5 miles into Robbinsville Township. NJ State Police is investigating the crash. No further information is available at this time.
WALL TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–New Jersey’s Urban Search And Rescue Task Force One that deployed in July 1, 2021 is returning today from a two week deployment at a building collapse in Surfside, Florida.
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ (OCEAN)–New Jersey Lt Governor Shiela Oliver, New Jersey State Police Superintendent Colonel Patrick Callahan, Father Michael Lorentsen of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer and John Ciuppa, President, Garden State COPS kick off New Jersey Law Enforcement Survivors Day at Breakwater Beach and Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, N.J. on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. The event is the idea of Mr. Vincent Storino Sr. one of the owners Breakwater Beach and Casino Pier.