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2 families displaced after apartment fire in Morris County

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Two families were displaced by a fire that ripped through two apartments Thursday night, police said.

The fire broke out at 8:12 p.m. at Peachtree Village in Washington Township, police said.

Upon arrival, officers located two apartments actively on fire and worked quickly to evacuate all residents in the adjacent apartments, police said.

The Washington Township Fire Departments arrived on scene a short time later and were able to extinguish the fire, police said.

The NJ American Red Cross is helping 5 people from 2 families with emergency assistance for temporary lodging, food and clothing needs.

No injuries were reported, police said.

“The incident does not appear to be suspicious in nature by the investigation is ongoing,’ police said.

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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