Friday, January 4, 2013
Police said 93-year-old died of smoke inhalation.
The vcitim of Wednesday's early morning fire on Upper Warren Way has been identified as Raisa Chertkova, the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office announced Friday. Chertkova, 93, died of smoke inhalation, authorities said. Firefighters discovered Chertkova after responding to a report of smoke in the house made by a health worker checking on her, early Wednesday. Investigators are still working to identify the cause of the fire, but the Prosecutor's Office Arson Task Force has ruled out arson.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Homeowners were evacuated at the start of the blaze, officials said
Firefighters responded to a “serious” fire that broke out in a home on Dead River Road in Warren Saturday morning, Fire Chief Mike Losapio said . “It was a long fire, it was bad,” Losapio said of the blaze, which caused “pretty severe damage,” to the home. “The homeowners were evacuated and there were no injuries as a result of the fire,” he said. All four Warren fire companies, as well as back up units from Liberty Corner, Bernards Township, Basking Ridge, Martinsville and Millington responded to the fire, which Losapio said broke out at about 8:14 a.m. Saturday. Crews were still on scene at 11:36 a.m. “The fire is out, but crews are still in the house investigating what happened,” he said. Losapio said given the hot weather and severity …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Resident discovered blaze when returning home.
An attic fire on Mountainview Road was quickly extinguished late Wednesday night. The fire in the home, which was located about 150 feet off Mountainview Road, was reported when the resident returned home at about 9:40 p.m. With some already in trucks, returning from weekly training exercises, the firefighters responded to the fire in time to prevent it from spreading. Fire Chief Michael LoSapio said about 45 or 50 volunteer firefighters were on scene at the fire, with all Warren fire companies, and Liberty Corner Fire Co., responding. Warren and Watchung rescue squads were on hand to provide any needed firefighter resucitation needed because of the heat, but Cheif LoSapio said no injuries were reported. Firefighters from Watchung and …
Monday, September 12, 2011
The annual Warren Antique and Vintage Car Show is a treat for everyone.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- John Patten
Monday, September 12, 2011
Even someone who isn't a car enthusiast can enjoy the Warren Antique and Vintage Car Show, held annually in September. That's because, as cool as the cars are, the best parts of the show are the stories behind the cars, stories of family, love and youth. The annual fundraising show benefits the local volunteer fire companies, and after just six years, attracts show cars, hot rods and vintage family sedans from across New York and Northern New Jersey. This year's show drew about 400 cars—although more were showing up throughout the day. There's a fee for registering, and while trophies and prizes are awarded, "every penny of any potential profit goes to the fire department," Elaine Doyle, a member of the committee which organized the first …