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Cause of Chester Township house fire under investigation

CHESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Authorities are investigating the cause of a Tuesday night house fire in Chester Township.

On September 7, at around 10:44 p.m., Ptl. Justice Dickerson was on routine patrol when he observed a residential structure fire at 25 Lamerson Road. The Chester Volunteer Fire Department was immediately dispatched to the scene to begin extinguishing the fire, Chester Township Police Chief Thomas Williver.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Morris County Prosecutors Office Arson Unit and the New Jersey State Fire Marshalls Office, Williver said.

The following Fire Companies assisted Peapack-Gladstone, Far Hills, Bernardsville, Liberty Corner, Pottersville, New Vernon, Ralston, Mendham Borough, Brookside, Fairmount, Flanders, Budd Lake, and Randolph. The Chester First Aid Squad and Morris County OEM MAB UNIT also assisted at the scene.

Chief Williver thanked the Morris County Communications Center for dispatching all of the responding units.

Traffic on Route 206 was briefly detoured during the incident, Williver 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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