A tragic fire destroyed a mother daughter home on Red Hill Road early Thursday morning in Montague. A 54 year old woman who lived in the lower part of the home did not survive. Her parents who lived in the upper part of the home were rescued by firefighters. Montague Volunteer Fire Department Chief Ryan Riegel told the New Jersey Herald half of the bi-level home was: "engulfed in flames which had spread to the roof " by the time firefighters arrived. The first call for help came from a passing driver at 5:45 AM. Sussex County Fire Marshall Virgil Rome told The Herald it is believed the fire began in the lower section of the home. Both of the woman's 87 year old parents were taken to the hospital. Several volunteer fire departments assisted Montague Township Firefighters at the early morning blaze including: Sandyston, Branchville, Frankford and Wantage. Volunteer firefighters from nearby communities in Pike County Pennsylvania and Orange County New York also assisted at the scene. The Blue Ridge Rescue Squad assisted the injured parents.
Source: New Jersey Herald