PARSIPPANY — Lake Hiawatha Fire Department District 4 responded to a report of a Commercial Structure Fire in an apartment building on Sunday, September 15 at 9:05 a.m. at 87 North Beverwyck Road.
Members form Parsippany-Troy Hills Volunteer Fire Department District 5 was immediately dispatched to the scene as a backup to Lake Hiawatha Fire Department.
On arrival, Deputy 4 reported smoke showing from the building prompting Chief 4 to request the Boonton Fire Department to respond with the Rapid Intervention Crew.
Engine 54 was tasked with securing a water supply, setting up a feeder line to Engine 42, then performing a search of the apartment above. Ladder 5 was tasked with setting the aerial up to the roof and performing ventilation. The fire was quickly extinguished and overhaul was completed due to extension into the cabinets above the stove and oven.
Chief 5, Deputy 5, Ladder 5, and Engine 54 operated for just over an hour before being released by Chief 4. Other units operating on scene were the Parsippany’s Rockaway Neck Volunteer First Aid Squad, Parsippany Volunteer Ambulance Squad, Parsippany Emergency Medical Services and Parsippany Police Department.