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No injuries after 2-alarm fire in Morris County on Thanksgiving

MOUNTAIN LAKES BOROUGH, NJ (Morris County) – Several fire departments worked to extinguish a two-alarm fire in Mountain Lakes Borough Thanksgiving afternoon, according to the Mountain Lakes Volunteer Fire Department.

Around 4:05 p.m. the Mountain Lakes Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a reported residential structure fire with possible entrapment in the area of Laurel Hill Road and Tower Hill Road, officials said.

Upon arrival of fire crews, the structure was fully involved and firefighters stretched two hose lines for suppression. The incident was then upgraded to a second-alarm, bringing in additional mutual aid resources, authorities said.

Multiple hoselines and two ladder trucks were utilized. Crews dealt with partial collapses and heavy fire conditions throughout the structure, officials said.

The fire was placed under control at 6:15 p.m. and Mountain Lakes fire department remained on scene until 4:30 a.m. containing hot spots and flare ups with the assistance of the Boonton Fire Department, authorities said.

It was determined that no occupants were inside the structure and no injuries were reported, officials said.

The cause of the fire wasn’t immediately clear.

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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