Mobile home destroyed by fire in Sussex County
HAMPTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – Authorities are investigating a blaze that destroyed a mobile home in Hampton Township Tuesday afternoon.
Hampton Township Fire Rescue responded at around 12:06 p.m. to a reported electrical fire at a mobile home on Deerfield Drive located within the Carriage Acres mobile home park, according to a post on the Hampton Township Fire & Rescue’s Facebook page.
Fire crews arrived on scene and observed smoke coming from the structure with a report of someone possibly still inside.
Fire Chief Gunderman attempted to make entry to locate the proposed victim, but was driven back by extreme heat and smoke. The individual was later located at a neighbors home, authorities said.
Fire crews made an aggressive attack on the fire and ultimately due to the circumstances after a few minutes, operations went defensive. Units operated for approximately 2.5 hours, the post said.
The Hampton Township Fire Marshall and New Jersey State Police are investigating the cause of the fire.