Mt. Olive Flanders Netcong Rd. 2nd Alarm 12/4/13

Posted on December 22, 2013

Wednesday December 4th around 4:15 in the morning firefighters from Flanders and Budd Lake responded to 273 Flanders Netcong Rd. in the Flanders section of the township for a report of a fully involved structure fire Car 91 and 51 arrived and found heavy fire in the front of the house and starting to involve the roof. Engine 95 took the driveway and dropped two blitz lines and started to knock down fire as engine 59 arrived and feed water to 95 command called for a second alarm as well as a tender task force due to the lack of hydrants in the area. There was a car in the garage so crews after knocking down the bulk of the fire conducted searches in the basement and first floors and when it was safe to enter the second floor as well and found nothing just as a conformation that the owner was not home came from the police department. The fire was brought under control within forty five minutes and crews remained on the scene overhauling most of the morning. Fire companies from Netcong, Chester, Hackettstown, Randolph, Morris County Mutual Aid Coordinator’s, County air truck, County rehab unit and the Morris County Tender task force along with a stand by task force for station coverage. There were no injuries and the fire is under investigation by the Mt. Olive Police, Fire Marshal’s Office as well as the Morris County Prosecutors Office. Sadly the house suffered heave fire damage and was vacant the new homeowners were set to move in later that morning.