BYRAM — Swift response by fire crews prevented a fire from destroying a home in the township Monday afternoon.
Shortly after 2:45 p.m., firefighters with the Byram Township Fire Department and the Lakeland Emergency Squad were dispatched to a reported structure fire on Belton Street, the Byram fire department wrote in a statement.
Once on scene, crews struck a first-alarm fire, requesting assistance from departments in Green, Stanhope and Netcong.
“Crews’ quick actions held the fire to the back side of the structure and the attic,” the Byram fire department stated.
No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.
The Budd Lake Fire Department’s Rapid Intervention Team also assisted at the scene.
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