Friday, April 29th, 2016

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and Mendham Township Police Department are seeking information from the public regarding an ongoing fire investigation.


On Tuesday February 24, at 2 a.m., the historic Pitney Farm, located at 1 Cold Hill Road, Mendham Township, was severely damaged by a fire.  The structure was vacant at the time of the blaze.

The investigation of the fire remains active and ongoing.  It is being conducted by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office – Arson/Environmental Crimes Unit, the Mendham Township Police Department, and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office – Criminal Investigation Section.

At this time, this fire has been determined to be caused by a human act, and is being investigated as an act of arson.

Law enforcement is seeking information from anyone having knowledge of this fire, and/or the circumstances surrounding it.  Anyone with relevant information is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 973-285-2900, Detective Matthew Schneiderman of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200, or the Mendham Township Police Department at 973-543-2581.

Any inquiries regarding this release can be directed to Public Information Officer Agent Paul Merkler at [email protected].