Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and East Hanover Police Department Confirm Fire Investigation

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Investigations Stephen F. Wilson, Jr. and Chief Christopher F. Cannizzo of the East Hanover Police Department confirm the investigation of a fire occurring on Kimble Place, in East Hanover, New Jersey on January 4, 2019.

At approximately 7:57 p.m., police and fire officials were dispatched to Kimble Place on a report of a residential fire. Responders located an active fire to a single-family dwelling.

The investigation has revealed that the origin of the fire was the living room area of the residence. Robert Dundermen (age 78) and Cynthia Dundermen (age 75), residents of the dwelling, expired during the course of the fire. The Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office has determined the manners of death to be accidental.

At this time, the cause of the fire does not appear to be suspicious in nature and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office does not anticipate any criminal charges being filed.

Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank the East Hanover Police Department, the East Hanover Fire Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Fire/Environmental Unit, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, and all other mutual aid providers for their efforts in this matter.

Inquiries concerning this press release should be directed to Public Information Officer Peter DiGennaro at [email protected] or 973-829-8159.