Police & Fire

South Orange Fire Department Knocks Down Structure Fire on S. Stanley Road

South Orange Fire Department responds to fire at South Stanley Road in South Orange
Fire at home on South Stanley Road in South Orange on Wednesday, Nov. 23. Credits: Fred Smith

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - A structure fire broke out at about 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday morning at a residential home at 46 South Stanley Road in South Orange, according to the South Orange Fire Department.

The fire was extinguished a little before 11 a.m, and no injuries were reported. The home had substantial fire, smoke, and water damage to first, second, and third floors, and the home is uninhabitable due to fire damage and associated conditions,according to the South Orange Fire Department. 

The South Orange Fire Department responded to a telephone report of a structure fire at 46 South Stanley Road, and upon arrival found there was a working fire on the second floor of the home, which was extending into the unfinished attic space and adjacent areas, according to a release from the South Orange Fire Department.

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The Fire Department conducted a search of the home, locating no one, as residents had "self-evacuated from structure," according to the release.

Firefighters were able to quickly knock down the visible fire on the second floor of the home, as well as simultaneously extinguishing the fire on the third floor. The fire department also had to extinguish hidden fire in the ceiling, wall, and other void spaces "to achieve complete extinguishment of hidden fire on affected floor levels," stated the release.

Preliminary investigation to determine the origin and cause of the fire indicated that it was accidental, due to electrical wiring fault in a concealed space in the second floor wall and ceiling space. The concealed space contributed to the delayed discovery of the fire, according to the South Orange Fire Department.

Fire Departments from Orange, Maplewood, West Orange, East Orange, and Irvington provided mutual aid.

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