PARSIPPANY — At approximately 1:45 p.m., Wednesday, January 6 Parsippany-Troy Hills Volunteer Fire Department District 5, Parsippany-Troy Hills Volunteer Fire Department District 6, Lake Hiawatha Volunteer Fire Department District 4 were dispatched to the scene of an apartment fire at 200 Baldwin Road, Building 7.
Upon arrival, reports that a dog was saved in the fire by volunteer firemen, and two residents were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene, and refused further medical care. Parsippany Emergency Medical Services, Rockaway Neck Volunteer First Aid Squad and St. Clares Paramedics are on the scene along with Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department.
One officer was transported to St. Clares Hospital for smoke inhalation.
Parsippany Rescue and Recovery is at the scene and filling up air tanks. Two Parsippany Township buses are being used as shelter for the residents that were evacuated from the building. There were a number of pets evacuated.
Parsippany Animal Control responded to the scene to shelter the pets.
The apartment that was on fire was found to be unoccupied.
All residents were allowed back into their apartments with the exception of the apartment that was the source of the fire. That apartment is uninhabitable.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation at this time.