September 13, 2021 Two-Alarm Fire in Madison

Madison, NJ – September 13, 2021 – This morning, Monday, September 13, at approximately 7:52am, Morris County Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call reporting smoke coming from the roof of the apartment building at 292 Main Street. The call was routed to Madison Public Safety Dispatch Center who dispatched Madison Fire Department, Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corps and Madison Police Department to the scene. 

Upon arrival to the scene, heavy smoke was observed and a second alarm was requested. One individual was treated by EMS at the scene with minor injuries and all units cleared at 9:20am. The fire does not appear to be suspicious in nature, but the Madison Fire Department and the Madison Police Bureau of Investigation are conducting a full investigation. Damage was centralized in one apartment, and the remaining buildings are still occupied. 

Mutual aid for the two-alarm fire consisted of assistance from Florham Park Fire Department, Chatham Fire Department, Morris Township Fire Department, and Cedar Knolls Fire Department along with Morris County Fire Coordinator. Madison Ambulance Corps, Chatham Emergency Squad and New Vernon First Aid Squad also assisted at the scene. East Hanover Fire Department and Chatham Township Fire Department provided station coverage while Madison Fire Department units were operating at the scene. 

Inquiries concerning this press release should be directed to Chief Louie DeRosa at, by phone at 973-593-3021 or Public Information Officer Michael Pellessier at, by phone at 973-408-8789.