MILLBURN, NJ - Fire Damages Building at Wyoming Villas Apartments located at 206 Millburn Avenue.
Monday, August 22, 2022, 9:15 p.m.
--Press Release. 08/23/2022
MILLBURN TOWNSHIP (August 23, 2022)—A three-alarm fire was reported late in the evening on Monday at 206 Millburn Avenue in a 40-unit apartment complex.
Millburn Fire Department received reports of black smoke pouring out of a window at 8:56 p.m. at the apartment complex. Upon arrival, fire officials located the fire in the rear cockloft of the building.
With assistance from Millburn Police, the entire apartment complex was evacuated and no resident injuries were reported.
Initial firefighters on scene stretched multiple hand lines into the structure to locate, confine and extinguish the fire. They also utilized vertical ventilation techniques on the roof to remove smoke and pressure within the structure.
“The fire appears to be accidental in nature,” said Millburn Fire Chief Robert Echavarria. “Preliminary reports indicate an electrical fire in the attic.”
Surrounding fire departments from South Essex, West Orange, Summit, Springfield, Union, Caldwell, Livingston, and Orange responded to the incident.