Netcong Fire Mutual Aid

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On Sunday, December 22, 2019, at approximately 6:47am, the Netcong Fire Department responded to 48 Main Street in reference to an activated fire alarm. Upon arrival, Chief 1 and patrol reported visible fire from the exterior of the structure. The incident was upgraded to a working fire and a second alarm was dispatched. The fire spread rapidly throughout the building and was upgraded to a third alarm. Mutual aid fire departments from surrounding communities in Morris, Sussex and Warren counties responded to assist at the scene and to provide station coverage.

Fire conditions deteriorated rapidly causing many issues which included the threat of extension to exposure structures and multiple structural collapses on the main fire building. The exposure at 46 Main Street sustained minor damage, but in the end was saved. Multiple aerial devices and master streams were utilized to bring the fire under control and to protect the exposures. The fire was placed under control at approximately 12:29 pm. An excavator was used to assist in overhaul and final extinguishment of the fire. One firefighter sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital after slipping on ice and falling. No injuries to civilians were reported. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Netcong Fire Prevention Bureau, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and New Jersey State Fire Marshal’s Office.

The Netcong Fire Department would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance during this incident;

Roxbury Fire Company #2
Stanhope FD
Budd Lake FD
Byram FD
Mt. Arlington FD
Flanders FD
Chester FD
Randolph FD
Roxbury Fire Company #1
Hackettstown FD
Hopatcong FD
Morris Township FD
Denville FD
Mt. Tabor Fire Department
Wharton FD
Netcong FD Ladies’ Auxiliary
Netcong Police Department
Stanhope-Netcong American Legion Ambulance
Morris County Mutual Aid Coordinators
Morris County OEM
Saint Clare’s Paramedics

The Netcong Fire Department would also like to thank the following businesses, agencies and many residents who provided food and refreshments;

Quick Check
Carmine’s Pizzeria
Todd Portsmore and “Rollin With My Hoagies” Food Truck
Stanhope FD Ladies’ Auxiliary
Wharton FD
Ogdensburg FD