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Posted Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

Morris County Prosecutor's logoMorris 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 confirm the investigation of a fire occurring on Pickle Road, in Washington Township, New Jersey on Monday (Jan. 21).

At approximately 10:30 p.m., police and fire officials were dispatched to Pickle Road on a report of a residential fire. 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.

Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank the Washington Township Police Department, the Washington Township Fire Companies, the Long Valley First Aid Squad, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, the Morris County Office of Emergency Management, 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.

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

Inquiries should be directed to Public Information Officer Peter DiGennaro at [email protected] or 973-829-8159.