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No injuries reported in Morris County house fire

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – No injuries were reported in a Jefferson Township house fire Tuesday night, according to police.

On December 20, at around 8:35 p.m., police responded to 25 Vassar Road, located in the New Foundland section of the township, for a reported structure fire, police said.

Upon arrival to the scene, officers observed the residence to be fully engulfed in flames with the occupants safely evacuated, police said.

Multiple agencies assisted during the incident, which took several hours until the fire was finally extinguished.  Jefferson Twp. Fire CO’s #1 , #2, and the Milton First Aid Squad responded to the scene with the assistance from the following agencies:  West Milford FD, Green Pond FD (Rockaway Twp.), Kinnelon FD, Picatinny FD, Hardyston Twp. FD, Jefferson Twp. OEM, along with assistance from Morris and Passaic County.  Police agencies who assisted at the scene include, West Milford PD and the Morris County Sheriff’s Dept.

This cause of the fire is still under investigation and anyone with information can contact Det. Sgt. James Stokes at 973-208-6152.

There is a collection for the family and the sizes are as follows:
  • Boy: size 12 shirt and pants and shoe size 5.
  • Two teenage girls: medium shirts and size 9 1/2 shoes
  • Dad: 32×30 pants and medium shirts
  • Mom: xl shirts
  • Gift cards: target, tj max, jc Penney, pac sun, and dining gift cards; as well as monetary donations.
Anyone with questions related to the donations to be dropped off, can contact 973-945-3530. The drop off location is, 38 old fourth drive, in oak ridge.

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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