A raging blaze in West Milford, NJ, caused by an illegally constructed firepit, has resulted in the destruction of a home, as well as an outbuilding and a motor vehicle.
The local fire department was alerted to the flames on Wednesday evening, and upon arrival were confronted with an inferno that had already engulfed the main residence. Despite the valiant efforts of the firefighters, who battled the blaze for hours, the home was destroyed, and the outbuilding and motor vehicle suffered severe damage.
The cause of the fire was determined to be an illegally built firepit, situated on the property of the destroyed home. Fire investigators have determined that the firepit, which had been constructed without proper safeguards and without authorization, was the source of the intense blaze.
This incident serves as an important reminder of the need for strict adherence to local fire regulations. Building a firepit without the proper permits, or without installing the necessary safeguards, can put lives, property, and the environment at risk.
It is also essential for homeowners to be aware of the regulations when constructing a firepit, as failure to adhere to local fire codes can result in substantial fines or other penalties.
The West Milford Fire Department urges all residents to exercise caution when constructing or using firepits, and to follow all safety protocols when doing so.
This tragedy serves as a stark reminder of the potential danger posed by an illegal firepit, and the importance of following safety protocols when utilizing any form of open flame.
The West Milford Fire Department is working to ensure that all residents are aware of the potential risks associated with firepits, and to ensure that all such structures are built according to local fire codes and regulations.