Firefighters Investigate Haze in Downtown Restaurant
A fire did not cause the haze inside Tinga, according to a fire department report.
A haze inside a downtown restaurant last week brought out the fire department, but it wasn't a fire that caused it.
Firefighters were called to Tinga at 321 Millburn Ave. on Thursday at just after 8:30 p.m. on the report of smoke in the building. They found a haze coming from the ceiling with no indication of a fire, according to a Millburn Fire Department report. The haze also was in the second floor office area and in the small attic area.
Upon investigation, the manager at Sono Japanese Restaurant reported they had burned fish, which may have caused the haze by getting into the ventilation system, the report stated. Also, firefighters found cornmeal had spilled on a hot exhaust vent at the Bagel Chateau, which also may have caused the haze, according to the report.
Firefighters ventilated the second floor and left the scene at just before 10 p.m.
Gas Leak Reported at Hobart Avenue Home
A Hobart Avenue home was evacuated after firefighters found gas inside the home Sunday.
Firefighters were called to the house at just before 10 p.m. after a carbon monoxide alarm went off, but the homeowner reported there was a gas smell inside, according to a Millburn Fire Department report. Firefighters took readings and found elevated gas levels.
After shutting down the gas main, firefighters were able to get the gas levels down by ventilating the house, including by leaving the kitchen door open.
The homeowner reported the house is under renovations, and the gas company responded and said everything seemed normal, according to the report.
No Injuries Reported in Car Crash
There were no reports of injuries in a car accident Sunday.
Firefighters responded to a crash at the intersection of Great Hills Road and Troy Drive at about 3:45 p.m., according to a Millburn Fire Department report. A Toyota RAV-4 was on its side, and both of the car's occupants were out.
They refused medical attention from the Millburn-Short Hills Volunteer First Aid Squad, according to the report.
Firefighters applied a drying agent to fluids that had spilled into the road because of the crash.