Historic House Burns in Flanders

Just after 9 pm on Thursday October 22 the Flanders Fire Department was at there station drilling when a homeowner from 3 houses down pulled into the station and reported his house was on fire. Crews radioed the dispatcher and reported a working house fire an to dispatch a second alarm brining Budd Lake, Roxbury, Chester and Netcong fire to the scene. Car 90 and 91 arrived and had a two and a half wood frame with fire showing from the first floor and second floor Engine 95 and Tower 96 started an interior attack but were forced out due to heavy fire and hording conditions in the home. Budd Lake Fires Chiefs and Engines 59 and 53 arrived and took the rear and established a second water source two ground monitors and a tower ladder were placed into service. The was darkened down within a half hour but due to a collapse of the second floor and delta side a excavator was called in to do some demolition so firefighters could get all hidden fire out. There were no injuries but the late 1800’s house was a total loss All crews were released around 3 am. The fire is being investigated by the Mount Olive Fire Marshal’s Office and the Mount Olive Police.