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Tragic Fire Claims Life in Sussex County Home


By: Richard L. Smith 

Firefighters from the Jefferson Township Fire Company, #2 from Morris and Hopatcong responders, fought a fierce blaze that tragically resulted in the loss of one life early Monday morning.Real EstateThe fire erupted inside a two-story house at 303 Lakeside Boulevard around 12:30 a.m.

Upon arrival, firefighters encountered intense flames engulfing the rear of the structure and learned that one individual was trapped inside.

Despite their swift efforts, the fire was brought under control in less than thirty minutes.

However, upon searching the premises, responders discovered an unidentified person deceased.

The county fire marshal was summoned to the scene to aid in the investigation.

Fortunately, no additional injuries were reported. As authorities work to determine the cause of the fire, the community mourns the loss of life in this tragic incident.