Why register? ...To Enhance Your Experience
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    8

    Default 43-year-old Ramsey victim may have been fighting flames

    Constantine E. Chlorus, the 43-year-old co-owner of a Ramsey pizza shop, died in a 2 a.m. fire at his home sparked by an electrical problem with a lamp in a garage near where he slept.

    "I'm thinking that maybe he went into [the garage] to put the fire out, but that's pure speculation," Ramsey Police Chief Bryan Gurney told CLIFFVIEWPILOT.COM. "We'll probably never know."

    His girlfriend and her two adult children got out safely, Gurney said. When police tried to force their way into the home at 200 Grove Street, they were pushed back by smoke and flames, he said.


    Respectfully,
    JerryD


    Publisher/Editor
    CLIFFVIEWPILOT.COM
    GerardJDeMarco@gmail.com
    201.943.2794


  2. #2
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Join Date
    Jul 1999
    Location
    Flanders, NJ
    Posts
    13,537

    Default

    ...that's pure speculation," Ramsey Police Chief Bryan Gurney told CLIFFVIEWPILOT.COM. "We'll probably never know."
    Then why say it? All this idiot is doing is trying to sound intelligent. He gave out completely unsubstantiated, BS information.
    PROUD, HONORED AND HUMBLED RECIPIENT OF THE PURPLE HYDRANT AWARD - 10/2007.

  3. #3
    Forum Member len1582's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    N.J.
    Posts
    1,392

    Default

    I agree completely. Making a statement like that before the investigation is complete is uncalled for. Also, since this was a fire any statement should have come from the fire chief. I'm sure he wouldn't like it if a fire officer commented about a burgulary in town with something like,"The person probably knew the victom, but maybe we'll never know."

    George...Do you know, or feel, if a statement like the one made could possibly effect the insurance settlement or influence the investigation? Delay in FD notification or contributing to fire spread?

  4. #4
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Join Date
    Jul 1999
    Location
    Flanders, NJ
    Posts
    13,537

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by len1582 View Post

    George...Do you know, or feel, if a statement like the one made could possibly effect the insurance settlement or influence the investigation? Delay in FD notification or contributing to fire spread?
    Probably not. The ins. co. is required to conduct an independent invest. And even if it was a consideration, fighting the fire instead of calling 911 doesn't violate the terms of the policy.

    Fire spread cases are very tough to prove. I really don't like them.

    If the question is, "Could an investigator be influenced by this type of statement", that is a real possibility. Once you add one speculation into the mix, all of the conclusions drawn from that data set are suspect.
    PROUD, HONORED AND HUMBLED RECIPIENT OF THE PURPLE HYDRANT AWARD - 10/2007.

  5. #5
    Forum Member len1582's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    N.J.
    Posts
    1,392

    Default

    I understand. Thank you.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. HOUSTON walked away from this contract
    By Firewalker1 in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 71
    Last Post: 05-17-2007, 12:34 AM
  2. World Of Fire Report: 01-01-04
    By PaulBrown in forum World of Fire Daily Report
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-03-2004, 11:13 AM
  3. Wildfire Lawsuite In Missula Montana
    By SamsonFCDES in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 10-17-2003, 01:56 PM
  4. Looking to next year
    By FFCOPEMT in forum Federal FIRE ACT Grants & Funding
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 08-15-2002, 10:06 AM
  5. World Of Fire Report: 01-01-02
    By PaulBrown in forum World of Fire Daily Report
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-15-2002, 11:38 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts