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Authorities identify victims of East Hanover fire

EAST HANOVER — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Investigations Stephen F. Wilson, Jr. and Chief Christopher F. Cannizzo of the East Hanover Police Department confirm the investigation of a fire occurring at 12 Kimble Place, East Hanover, on Friday, January 4.

At approximately 7:57 p.m., police and fire officials were dispatched to 12 Kimble Place on a report of a residential fire. Responders located an active fire to a single-family dwelling.

The investigation has revealed that the origin of the fire was the living room area of the residence. Robert Dundermen, 78, and Cynthia Dundermen, 75, residents of the dwelling, expired during the course of the fire. The Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office has determined the manners of death to be accidental.

At this time, the cause of the fire does not appear to be suspicious in nature and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office does not anticipate any criminal charges being filed.

Authorities identify victims of East Hanover fire

Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank the East Hanover Police Department, the East Hanover Fire Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Fire/Environmental Unit, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, and all other mutual aid providers for their efforts in this matter.

Frank Cahill
Frank Cahillhttps://www.frankcahill.com
Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989 and Morris Focus since January 1, 2019, both covering a wide range of events. Mr. Cahill serves as the Executive Board Member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, Lt. Governor of Division 9 Kiwanis Club of NJ, and Chairman of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board. Owner of the Morris now app serving small business in Morris County.


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