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1 dead following apartment fire in Parsippany

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.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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