Hazlet Fire Co. #1, North Centerville Fire Company and West Keansburg Fire Company responded to a major fire and several false alarms in March, 2019. Here is the log, from public records.
March 1, 7:55 p.m.: The fire department offered mutual aid at Northampton Drive in Holmdel at first for a CO alarm, and then later for the smell of something burning. But after the residence was checked, the source could not be determined.
March 2, 11:05 p.m.: Firefighters were summoned to David Street for the smell of something burning, but firefighters determined there was no issue.
March 3, 12:44 p.m.: Carbon monoxide alarm triggered on Virginia Ave.; homeowner will work with gas company to resolve.
March 3, 7:47 p .m.: That same day, firefighters summoned to a different house on Virginia Ave for a smell of smoke in the residence, but it was determined to be related to a malfunctioning ballast in a lighting fixture.
March 4, 11:12 a.m.: A false alarm at MedExpress, 2880 Route 35.
March 5, 12:52 p.m.: A laundry room issue set off an alarm at Bethany Towers,Clark Street.
March 8, 8:26 a.m.: False alarm at Costco, 2835 Route 35. A general alarm was triggered, and all companies were dispatched. But the alarm company advised it was testing its own equipment.
March 11, 10:04: False alarm at the building known as the Heart Center, 2958 Route 35. Determined to be a faulty head.
March 11, 6:12 p.m.: A faulty detector set off an alarm at a home on Templar Way. It was replaced.
March 11, 8:53 p.m.: False alarm emanating from the basement of a house on Holmdel Road.
March 14, 4:27 a.m. An alarm went off at Staples, possibly due to low water pressure.
March 15, 3:16 a.m.: Smell of gas in the vicinity of Kentucky Drive and Virginia Avenue. The gas company took over, saying they would call a crew out to investigate.
March 15, 3:50 p.m.: A faulty CO detector set off a false alarm on Beechwood Court.
March 17, 10:02 a.m.: A burnt slice of pizza activated a smoke alarm at Jiffy Lube, 3287 Route 35.
March 20, 11:15 a.m.: Firefighters doused a mulch fire underneath a tree close to the highway at Cinemark at 2821 Route 35.
March 22: 3:59 p.m. : A strong smell of gas inside a residence on Rothbard Road. The gas company responded.
March 23, 2:22 p.m.: False alarm at Yesterday’s restaurant, 3153 Route 35.
March 24, 6:58 p.m. A general fire alarm was triggered at Anchor Care Rehab, 3325 Route 35, though nothing was amiss. A county official determined it was set off by a resident using a hair dryer.
March 26, 8:50 p.m.: Firefighters responded to a fire alarm on Florence Avenue. The scene was cleared.
March 27, 12:49 p.m.: Major structure fire at 11 Dundall Place. Firefighters responded aware there may be people inside the house, but it was determined in 7 minutes there were none. A second home was reported to be catching fire at 12:59 p.m. JCP&L and NJNG were on scene to cut power. Read the article on Hazletonian.com.
March 27, 1:25 p.m.: Report of a propane truck smoking at Home Depot. Middletown responded, as Hazlet was responding to the Dundall Place fire.
March 27, 9:12 p.m.: A guest burning incense set off a smoke detector at the Holiday Inn Express, 2870 Route 35.
March 28, 7:45 a.m.: Faulty detector set off a CO alarm on Gina Drive. Residents were advised to evacuate. The gas company found no readings, and the resident was advised to replace it.
March 29, 8:08 a.m.: An animal caused a transformer explosion at Poole Avenue and Mason Drive.
March 29, 4:58 p.m.: A caller said she smelled gas in Palmer Meadows Mobile Home Court, in the vicinity of Maryann Court and Avenue B. The fire department and gas company did not detect anything, and deemed the report “unfounded.”
March 30: 12:46 p.m.: A possible gas leak was reported on Cedar Avenue. Gas company said it would send out a crew to fix the problem.