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South Kearny Fire Keeps Firefighters Busy



Four Alarm Fire on Jacobus Avenue in South Kearny (Photo courtesy NJ.com)

February 1, 2015(Kearny, NJ) Kearny Firefighters were called out to Jacobus Avenue in South Kearny to battle a fire at a truck repair facility. The fire was intense because of the stored tires and other chemicals used in the Tire and Truck Repair Business. No individuals were injured as they evacuated the building before firefighters arrived. One firefighter was injured when a door fell onto him while he was battling the fire.



Mutual aid was provided by Harrison, East Newark, North Arlington, Jersey City, Bayonne, Hoboken, as well as a task force from Essex County.

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Snow Storm: Not So Bad

January 27, 2015 (West Hudson, NJ) Metrologists had predicted two to three feet of snow and Blizzard like conditions for today. The reality is far more reasonable with only 8 to 12 inches of snow and some winds but nothing extraordinary. What happened? The Blizzard of 2015 went slightly east of West Hudson and Manhattan and went up to New England including Boston and dumped the snow there. We will complain about the weather men but smile as we dodged a bullet.



Local metrologist Anthony Mondaro from the Harrison Weather Station had forecasted 12 to 24 inches of snow. Mondaro who has a distain for media hype of snow storms couldn't quite get himself to give a definitive amount of snow and settled for a range. Instinctively Mondaro thought that the storm may not make a direct hit but go to the East of New Jersey. He was right but one would love to have a very precise forecast but only a weatherman can get away at being not so precise and keeping his/her job.

The Public Works Departments in Kearny and Harrison were out early and having prepared for the worse were able to clear the major roadways and side streets quicker than anticipated.

Tell us your Phantom Blizzard of 2015 Storm Story on our Discussion Board.

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