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Fire Damages Belleville Home


Fire Damages Belleville Home

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Fire Damages Belleville Home
News from Patch.com:

A fire in a Belleville home started behind the kitchen dishwasher and spread to the kitchen cabinets and walls.

Though the fire that occurred on Linden Avenue over the weekend was under control after a short time, it took firefighters longer to tear out the kitchen cabinets to make sure the blaze had not spread, said Belleville Fire Chief Robert Caruso.

Caruso said Wednesday that the fire was accidental. No one was injured in the incident that happened on June 23.

“Our firefighters had the fire part under control in about 20 minutes, but it took almost another two hours take the kitchen walls apart to make sure nothing else was going to catch fire,” Caruso said.

The call came in at 7:12 p.m. Saturday and a Belleville ladder fire truck and fire engine were on the scene less than three minutes later, Caruso said.

Nutley, Bloomfield and North Arlington Fire Trucks and firefighters supported Belleville firefighters and were prepared to cover any other fires during the two and a half hours that firefighters were at the Linden Avenue home, he said.

The major damage was contained to the kitchen though the rest of the house received some smoke damage, according to Caruso.

The report did not specify how many family members resided at the home, but Caruso said they were temporarily displaced while the electrical issues are resolve…………… continues on Patch.com

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Police Reports: Kitchen Cabinet Theft on Edwardel Rd.
News from Patch.com:

A set of kitchen cabinets was reported stolen from an Edwardel Road residence on Thursday, June 21 at around 4:19 p.m.

A general contractor working at the home told Needham Police that his supplier had probably taken the cabinets to ensure payment at the end of the week for the remainder of the work to be done. The contractor told police he just wanted the missing cabinets returned.

Other incidents noted in the June 26 Needham Police reports:

Employee Accused of Stealing Landscaping Tools
An employee at a Needham landscaping company was accused of stealing about $ 925 worth of tools on Tuesday, June 19.

The owner of JC Landscaping, 330 Reservoir St., told police that an employee had admitted to borrowing the items without permission and had agreed to return them the next morning by 7 a.m. He failed to do so, however, so the owner reported the theft to police at around 9:30 a.m.

The matter is under investigation.

Cyclist, Motor Vehicle Crash

Police were called to an accident involving a cyclist and a motor vehicle at Manson and Highland Avenue on Monday, June 18. The crash occurred at around 12:54 p.m., and no injuries were reported.

Wallet Left on Hood of Car
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