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Structure Fire Prospect Pt Rd
Release Date: September 17, 2018

Jefferson Twp. Police Department

News Release



IR#:   2018-29064                    


Date of Incident:    September 16, 2018               


Date of Release:       September 16, 2018               


Prepared by:  Sergeant Joseph Kratzel


Approved by:                                



On September 16, 2018 approximately 6:19pm, the Jefferson Township Police Department received a report of a structure fire located on 128 Prospect Point Road.  


P.O. Robert Coyle responded and upon his arrival a detached garage was engulfed in flames and smoke. All occupants were out of the garage when officers arrived. No one was injured.


Jefferson Township Fire Company 1 & 2, Jefferson Rescue Squad, and Picatinny Fire responded and brought the fire under control at about 6:53pm.


The cause of the fire is under investigation, by the Detective Bureau; however the origin appears to be connected to mechanical work being done on a vehicle inside the garage.  







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