NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Fire Department responded to a fire at Allen W. Roberts School Wednesday evening at approximately 730 p.m.

"We were able to get the fire out pretty quickly without extension or any other damage," said New Providence Fire Chief Joe Parlapiano.  After investigation by the Union County Fire Investigation Team, it was determined that the fire started and was contained to the Solar Panel Distribution Box, he confirmed. 

The only other damage sustained by the fire was to a few plastic dumpsters that were stored near by.

Berkeley Heights Fire Department assisted on scene and Summit, Chatham Township and Chatham Borough Fire Departments were called to the firehouse as a cover assignment.