WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Several pets were killed in a Tuesday morning house fire in Washington Township.
On July 26, at around 12:53 a.m., firefighters responded to a reported basement fire at 148 Stephensburg Road, according to a post on the Long Valley Fire Company’s Facebook page.
Upon arrival, firefighters observed heavy fire coming from the basement of a two story stone and frame private dwelling, authorities said.
“There was significant damage to the home, as well as the loss of several pets,” the post said.
Firefighters operated for more than 3 hours, authorities said.
The cause of the fire was not immediately clear.
Schooley’s Mountain Fire Company, Long Valley Fire Company, Fairmount Fire Company, Tri-County Fire Company, Budd Lake Fire Company, and Netcong Fire Company responded to the scene.