WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Four vehicles caught fire at Bill’s Service Center Thursday evening, leading to a structure fire that was quickly extinguished.
At 11:32 p.m., Washington Township Police Department received notification of an active vehicle fire in the parking lot of Bill’s Service Center, located at 27 Route 46, police said.
When police arrived, they confirmed that four vehicles were actively on fire in a rear storage lot and the fire was beginning to spread to the rear of the structure, police said.
The fire was extinguished by Washington Township Fire Companies along with Hackettstown Fire Company and Long Valley First Aid Squad also responded, police said.
The fire was extinguished approximately at 12:13 p.m. and no injuries result from this incident, police said.
At the time of the fire the business was closed and was not occupied. As a result of the fire all four vehicles suffered extensive damage and the building sustained damage to the roof, rear wall of the structure along with structural damage inside of one of the garage bays, police said.
The cause of the fire at this time is deemed to be suspicious and is currently under investigation by Detective Sergeant Brian Szymanski of the Washington Township Detective Bureau along with the Morris County Prosecutors Office Arson Unit and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Unit
Also assisting at the scene was Hackettstown Police Department and Mount Olive Police Department while Route 46 was temporally closed to all vehicle traffic. The roadway was reopened at 1:19 a.m.
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