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Crews battle 2-alarm fire in Mount Olive Township

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Officials are working to discover what sparked a 2-alarm blaze that gutted a building Sunday morning in the Flanders section of Mount Olive Township.

Firefighters were called to the building on the corner of Route 206 and Flanders Netcong Road shortly before 5:00 a.m., authorities said.

Mount Olive Township Fire Departments as well as multiple mutual aid agencies operated against heavy fire conditions for a majority of the morning, authorities said.

“The fire was placed under control and hot spots were hit for a good portion of time after due to multiple collapsed areas inside the building,” authorities said.

Investigation crews came in after the fire was extinguished and all fire crews released shortly after 2:00 p.m.

Route 206 was closed for several hours while fire crews battled the fire.

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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