Fatal Washington Township Fire Under Investigation

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Investigations Stephen F. Wilson, Jr. and Chief Jeffrey Almer of the Washington Township Police Department are investigating a fire that killed a person inside a Washington Township home on Jan. 21st.

According to authorities, at approximately 10:30 p.m., police and fire officials were dispatched to Pickle Road for a report of a residential fire.

Upon arrival, responders located an active fire to a dwelling. The preliminary investigation has revealed that the fire resulted in one fatality.

The investigation remains ongoing and the identity of the individual will not be released at this time.

Further information concerning this matter will be released at a later time.