CHESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – One person is dead after a house fire Saturday afternoon in Chester Township, according to Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp.
The house fire was reported at around 3:18 p.m. at a residence on North Road, Knapp said.
The preliminary investigation has revealed that the fire resulted in one fatality, Knapp said.
The Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office has determined the manner of death to be accidental and the investigation remains ongoing. There is no danger to the community at this time, Knapp said.
The identity of the individual was not released.
The cause of the fire does not appear to be suspicious in nature and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office does not anticipate any criminal charges being filed, Knapp said.
Knapp thanked the Chester Police Department, Chester Volunteer Fire Company, Chester First Aid Squad, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Arson and Environmental Crimes Unit, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, and all other mutual aid providers.