WASHINGTON BOROUGH, NJ (Warren County) – The Warren County Fire Marshall and the Washington Township (Morris County) Fire Prevention Bureau are investigating the cause of a fire that took place Monday afternoon in Washington Borough, according to Washington Borough Fire Chief Joshua T DeVoe.
The fire happened on March 13, at around 1:31 p.m., at 6 Ramapo Way, DeVoe said.
Police officers and the fire chief were on scene in a matter of minutes, were able to determine that no one was home in the affected unit and began evacuating residents from the remainder of the attached block, DeVoe said.
The call was quickly updated to a working fire bringing in apparatus and manpower from the Washington Township Fire Department, Mansfield Township Fire Company No.1, Hampton Fire Company , Good Will Fire Company, Hackettstown Fire Department and Clinton Fire Department.
Apparatus from Washington Borough and Washington Township were on scene within 7 minutes of the dispatch and had water on the fire within minutes after their arrival, DeVoe said.
“A great coordinated effort by all on scene limited the damage to the initial unit involved,” DeVoe said.
The unit will be uninhabitable until repairs can be made, and many of the owners belongings were either destroyed or damaged by the smoke and fire, DeVoe said.