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Roxbury Township Fire Department to hold drill this Sunday

ROXBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – The Roxbury Township Fire Department is alerting the public not to be alarmed by the sight of emergency first responders, flashing lights and even smoke on Lakeside Boulevard near the Landing Road Bridge this Sunday.

The department will be performing a fire training exercise at an empty building on 105 Lakeside Boulevard in Landing on Jan. 15 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Fire trucks and personnel will be on site, entering the building, and exiting onto the roadway.

The appearance of smoke may be present due to the equipment being used during the exercise.

The building is one of several in that location that has been purchased by Morris County and slated for demolition to construct the new Landing Road Bridge, a project delayed by property acquisitions and some environmental issues on one parcel. The project, slated to begin this year, will include improvements to the Landing Road/Lakeside Boulevard intersection.

The historic, two-lane bridge, which spans NJ Transit tracks and a parking area, was built in 1907 by the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad. The County of Morris will replace it with a four-lane structure, but it will retain the twin-span appearance of the original bridge.

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(Photo: Site of the Roxbury Township fire training exercise proposed for Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023, from 9 a.m. to Noon. Credit | Morris County)

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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