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Cause of Morris County house fire under investigation

MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ (Morris County) – Crews are working to determine what caused a house fire in Mountain Lakes Tuesday morning.

On July 6, at 7:30 a.m., a neighbor reported a fire at a residence on Cobb Road, authorities said.

Upon arrival, fire crews were met with heavy smoke showing from all floors. Crews quickly stretched two hose lines into the front door, and Boonton conducted a search of the structure, authorities said.

A fire was located in the kitchen area coming from an appliance and growing across the cabinetry. The appliance was quickly removed, and its smoldering surroundings were doused with water, authorities said.

The fire was placed under control by 9:30 a.m., and all crews were released from the scene, authorities said.

“If it were not for the neighbor reporting the emergency, the fire could have quickly grown worse. Thankfully, the fire was contained to the first-floor kitchen area,” authorities said.

The direct cause of the fire is currently under investigation, authorities said.

The Mountain Lakes Volunteer Fire Department and the Mountain Lakes Police Department were assisted by the Boonton Township Fire Department, Boonton Fire Department, Par-troy EMS, Mt. Tabor Fire Department, and Parsippany District 2 Rainbow Lakes.

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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