Story pulled from: Madison Eagle

MADISON – A two-alarm fire at a Pomeroy Road home was put out without injuries during the early morning hours of Monday, Nov. 20

A passing motorist reported the house fire at 59 Pomeroy Road at 5:05 a.m., according to Fire Chief Louie DeRosa. Firefighters who arrived on the scene found flames visible through the roof, he added.

The chief, and the fire department’s Engines 1 and 2, along with Tower 1, Rescue 4 were the first on the scene, but the fire was quickly upgraded to a second alarm fire, bringing in mutual aid from Florham Park, Morris Township, Whippany and Chatham. About 40 firefighters responded to the scene, Fire Chief DeRosa reported.

In addition, Madison police, the Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Morris County Emergency Medical Services and Morris County Fire Coordinator Lou Pepe responded to the scene.

The Madison Electric Department and PSE&G also responded to turn off the home’s utilities, DeRosa said.

Online property records indicate John and Katharine Hearn have owned the home since April, but DeRosa said the house was undergoing a renovation at the time of the fire and was unoccupied. There were no injuries.

The fire was brought under control at 6:30 a.m., with mutual aid fire agencies leaving the scene by 7:05 a.m. Madison firefighters remained on the scene until 10 a.m.

While the fire is still being investigated by the Madison police and fire departments, DeRosa said the fire is not considered suspicious in nature.