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Firefighters extinguish 2-alarm blaze in Morris County

MOUNT ARLINGTON BOROUGH, NJ (Morris County) – Firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze Monday morning in Mount Arlington Borough.

On Feb. 19, at around 10:29 a.m., the Mt. Arlington Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire on Howard Boulevard, according to a post on the Mount Arlington Fire & Rescue Facebook page.

The fire chief arrived on location to find a two-and-a-half-story wood frame residence with smoke showing from the rear roof area, authorities said.

An immediate interior attack was made, and a second-alarm was struck. The fire was confirmed in the attic and the bulk of the fire was knocked down by 10:46 a.m., the post said.

All occupants were out of the residence and the cause of the fire was not immediately clear.

Mt. Arlington Fire Department was assisted on scene by the Picatinny Arsenal Fire Department, Netcong Fire Department, Roxbury Company 1, 2, and 3, Jefferson Co 2, Hopatcong Fire Department, MCSO ESU, MACs 31 and 41, Atlantic EMS, The Canteen Unit, Mt. Arlington DPW, and the Mt. Arlington Police Department.

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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