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UPDATE: Senior Couple Killed in East Hanover House Fire

East Hanover

Morris County officials confirmed the investigation into a fire that occurred on Kimble Place, in East Hanover on Friday night.

According to a preliminary investigation, at approximately 7:57 p.m., police and fire officials were dispatched to Kimble Place on a report of a residential fire.

Officials say responders located an active fire to a single-family dwelling. The investigation has revealed that the origin of the fire was the living room area of the residence.

Officials say Mr. Robert Dundermen 78, and Cynthia Dundermen, 75, residents of the dwelling, expired during the course of the fire.

The Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office has determined the manners of death to be accidental.

"At this time, the cause of the fire does not appear to be suspicious in nature and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office does not anticipate any criminal charges being filed," Prosecutor Knapp said.

Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank the East Hanover Police Department, the East Hanover Fire Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Fire/Environmental Unit, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, and all other mutual aid providers for their efforts in this matter.