Fire in air conditioning unit on Vail Road causes damage

PARSIPPANY — A fire at 474 Vail Road occurred on Saturday, October 21 at approximately 5:45 p.m. Lake Hiawatha Volunteer Fire Department District 4 and Parsippany-Troy Hills Fire Department District 6 were on the scene. Boonton Rapid Intervention Crew also responded, and Parsippany-Troy Hills Fire District 5 was on standby for District 4.  Parsippany Rescue and Recovery was dispatched to board up the home.

According to sources a young couple with a baby recently purchased the home, and the new family was planning on staying at the home this evening. No one was home when the fire started. The fire was believed to start in the air conditioning unit at the front of the house.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Firemen on the scene of a house fire at 474 Vail Road

Photo by Andrew Mohammed