SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Fire Department (SFD) contained a three-alarm fire that broke out at 5:42 p.m. in a residential structure located at 220-221 Morris Avenue on August 20. According to the SFD, upon their arrival, Hilltop City firefighters found a fully-involved, two-family dwelling engulfed in flames and smoke.  

“Our crews were able to quickly contain the three-alarm fire to the point of origin without extension to neighboring homes,” said Summit Fire Chief Eric Evers. “The fire was contained at 7:12 PM. There were no reported injuries to residents or responding firefighters.” 

The City of Summit Police Department and Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad assisted at the scene. Mutual aid was provided by Cranford, Hillside, Millburn, New Providence, Springfield, Union, and Westfield fire departments.

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Station coverage was provided by Mountainside, Berkeley Heights and Plainfield fire departments.

The efforts to combat the blaze resulted in the City of Summit Police Department shutting down Morris Avenue, between Mountain Avenue and Sayre Street, with residents and motorists told to avoid the area.

The fire is being investigated by the City of Summit Fire Department Investigation Unit.