Sunday, April 14, 2024

No Injuries Reported in Frelinghuysen Barn Fire

No injuries were reported after a fire was reported in an unoccupied barn in Frelinghuysen Sunday afternoon. 

The Green Township Fire Department, which was returning from a call about downed wires, was dispatched to the scene of the January 14 fire and upon arrival called for a second alarm. 

The Green Township Fire Department said three lines were put into operation as flames were spotted on several sides of the structure. The barn was saved, the department said.

New Jersey State Troopers also responded to the blaze, said New Jersey State Police Detective Jeffrey Lebron, arriving shortly after the Green Township Fire Department. 

The barn was unoccupied, and no injuries were reported, Lebron said.

“It was determined that the fire likely began due to an electrical issue and was considered non-suspicious in nature,” Lebron said.

Joe Phalon
Joe Phalon, Contributing Writer
Contributing Writer

Joe was lured out of retirement by the opportunity to be a part of the Ridge View Echo. During a decades-long career in publishing and journalism, he has covered government on many levels from local school boards to the United States Supreme Court.

Along the way, Joe has worked at American Lawyer Magazine, The National Law Journal and The Record among other publications, and as the Press Officer of Columbia Law School. His work has been recognized with several first place awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the New Jersey Press Association.

Being part of the Ridge View Echo brings Joe back to his roots and the kind of news coverage he loves: Telling the stories of people and local communities as well as keeping an eye on how their money is spent by their government officials.

Joe lives in Blairstown with his wife Rose, the founder of Quilting for a Cause, and their two wiener dogs. He is an artist in his spare time.