PARSIPPANY — The Parsippany Police Department’s Communication Center received a 911 call from an occupant of 4 Marianne Place reporting a fire.
Parsippany Police Officers, along with Rockaway Neck Fire Department, Lake Hiawatha Fire Department, Boonton RIC Team, Parsippany Rescue and Recovery, Rockaway Township Fire Department Air Truck, and the Rockaway Neck First Aid Squad responded to the scene.
Upon arrival of responding officers, they attempted to utilize their fire extinguishers to put out the vehicle that was on fire inside the garage, but were unsuccessful. The fire spread from the garage and into the residence. The fire was brought under control and extinguished by responding fire personnel.
Parsippany Fire Investigator Patrol Officer D. Cavaliere, Morris County Sheriff’s Office CID, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Arson Unit responded to the scene to assist in the investigation.
A preliminary investigation revealed that the resident had just arrived home and parked in the garage. When he exited his 2012 Mercedes Benz C300, he began to smell smoke and then saw flames coming from the vehicle. The residents were unsuccessful in pushing the vehicle out of the garage. The vehicle then became engulfed in flames and spread to the residence.
The 2012 Mercedes Benz C300, a 2016 Acura ILX, and the residence were all heavily damaged by the fire.
There were no reported injuries. The residents are currently staying with family members since the home was left uninhabitable.
The home is a single family home that contains 2,413 square feet and was built in 1985. The home is located near Parsippany-Troy Hills Volunteer Fire District 5.