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Fire displaces several people from multi-family home in Roxbury Township

ROXBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County)A fire displaced several people from a multi-family home in Roxbury Township Friday night, according to Roxbury Township Fire Investigator/Inspector Mark Sylvester.

A kitchen fire broke out in a basement apartment in the multi-family home, located at 1933 Route 46, at 11:21 p.m., Sylvester said.

The fire caused minor damage to the basement apartment and some smoke and fire damage to the first floor apartment above where the kitchen fire was located. The two other apartments suffered no damage, Sylvester said.

The home was deemed uninhabitable, Sylvester said.

There were no injuries, Sylvester said.

“The Roxbury Police Department did a great job getting everyone out of the apartments,” Sylvester said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation but Sylvester said it was most likely a culinary mishap.

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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