FLANDERS, NJ (Morris County) – Firefighters battled a three-alarm fire in Morris County Saturday afternoon.
The fire broke out at a residence on Carlton Road in the Flanders section of Mount Olive Township.
First arriving fire crews observed heavy smoke and fire in the back of the home and started the second-alarm. This brought in multiple mutual aid agencies, according to a post on the Flanders Fire Co. #1 and Rescue Squad’s Facebook page.
Firefighters made an advancement on the fire through the rear entrance to the home and were forced out due to a partial collapse of the roof above them, as well as an unstable floor, the post said.
Due to the heat and manpower on scene, a third-alarm was struck to bring in additional manpower to the scene, authorities said.
Fire crews continued to extinguish the flames for about an hour before placing the fire under control, the post said.
The Mount Olive Township Fire Marshall’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire.