MORRISTOWN, NJ - The fire that ripped through several downtown businesses and apartments last night continues to keep firefighters busy today. Crews continued to work throughout the night despite the freezing temperatures. Flames and smoke were not visible this morning, but as of 10 a.m. firefighters continued to douse the building.
There were no injuries but "approximately 25 individuals have been displaced", said Jennifer Wehring, Director of Marketing for the Morristown Partnership. Wehring has been getting a tremendous amount of emails asking how the community can help.
"At this point, we aren't sure of the demographics of the families who have lost their homes", Wehring stated. "There will be a relief effort put in place to focus on what is best for the families and the businesses who have lost everything."
The yellow caution taped blowing in the wind as the neighboring trees and buildings are encrusted with ice mark the devastation. Del's Novelty and Party Supply Company was one of several businesses affected by the fire. Del's has been serving the community since 1949.
Morris Street has been rep-opened to motorists but delays should be expected. The source of the fire has yet to be determined. The Morris County Prosecutor's Office will continue to investigate.
TAP into Morristown will continue to update the community on how to help once that information becomes available.