MFD Investigating Cause of Fatal Fire

MFD Investigating Cause of Fatal Fire
Posted on 02/23/2020
MFD Investigating Cause of Fatal Fire

The Montclair Fire Department (MFD) is investigating the February 21 fire at Walnut Crescent residence that resulted in a fatality.

The MFD received a call at approximately 3:00 p.m. on February 21, reporting a smoke condition at a residence on Walnut Crescent. While en-route dispatch reported they were receiving multiple calls reporting a structure fire with an occupant trapped inside.

Montclair Fire units arrived to find heavy fire issuing from the rear first floor of the house. MFD units made entry into the structure and removed the occupant; the woman did not survive injuries from the fire.

There was heavy fire damage to the first floor and moderate fire damage to the second floor. Units from West Orange, Bloomfield and East Orange helped bring the fire under control while units from Orange, Caldwell, Verona and Cedar Grove covered the Township for the duration of the incident.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. There were no reported Fire Department injuries. The last units cleared the scene at 6:01 p.m.
Fire damaged residence at Walnut Crescent