PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS, NJ (Morris County) – One person is dead following an apartment fire in Parsippany Sunday afternoon, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp said.
According to Knapp, at around 12:34 p.m., the Deputy Chief of the Parsippany District #5 Fire Department was at the Rutgers Village Apartment Complex and observed an active fire.
Multiple apartments were heavily damaged as a result of the fire. A preliminary investigation revealed that the fire resulted in one fatality and that person’s identity was not released.
The fire still remains under investigation. The cause of the fire is undetermined, however, there is no indication that the fire was intentionally set, Knapp said.
The Parsippany Fire Department, the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Arson Environmental Crimes Unit, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, and all other mutual aid providers assisted at the scene.