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 preliminary investigation has revealed that the fire resulted in two (2) fatalities. The investigation remains ongoing and the identities of the individuals will not be released at this time.

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.

Further information concerning this matter will be released at a later time.

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