Friday, July 11th and Saturday, July 12 kept firefighters busy with three trailer fires at the Morris County Transfer Station on Gold Mine Rd. around 2:30 p.m. firefighters were dispatched to the station for a report of a trailer on fire. Car 90 arrived an instructed Tower 96 to set up next to the trailer and start operations out of the bucket, after stretching to a hydrant on site and finding it was dead Budd Lake Firefighters were called to the scene to assist with water after fixing the water problem Tower 96 started knocking down the fire and then the workers dumped the trailer onto the pad as firefighters from 96 and Budd Lake’s Squad 56 pulled apart the pile and wet it down.
Several hours later, a call came in for a second trailer on fire on the site. Once again Flanders and Budd Lake went to work on the trailer with tower 96 setting up again using Engine 53and 95’s foam the fire was knocked down. Flanders firefighters remained on the scene with Haz-Mat and County officials till 4:00 a.m. Then Saturday night around 11:00 p.m., companies were back at the transfer station again for a trailer on fire, crews went to work again putting out the fire, this one lasted until around 2:00 a.m. All three fires are under investigation by the Morris County Prosecutor’s office. There were no injuries reported at the fires.