Authorities investigate Easter fire

No injuries reported from blaze, home damaged

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  • Sparta Firefighter Matthew Rider works alongside other Sparta firefighters as they put out the remaining hot spots on the second floor of a residence on Birch Tree Lane. The Easter night blaze caused significant damge to the two-story home but there were no injuries reported. Sparta Township Police Department Photograph

  • Sparta Township Fire Department trucks pump water to firefighters fighting a structure fire on Birch Tree Lane. Firefighters from the Ogdensburg Fire Department assisted in getting the fire under control. No damage was sustained by any neighboring homes. Sparta Township Police Department Photograph

— There were no injuries sustained from a Sunday evening house fire on Birch Tree Lane in Sparta.

Around 6 p.m., police were called to the residence. When emergency personnel arrived, they found the second-floor of the two-story home engulfed in flames, according to a Sparta Police Department news release.

The fire had engulfed a bedroom and the roof, according to police.

Firefighters of the Sparta Fire Department led several people from the home.

The fire was brought to control within 20 minutes, police said.

The blaze was contained to the second story, though the entire home sustained water and smoke damage. No neighboring homes were impacted by the fire.

The fire is under investigation by the Sparta Police Department and the Sussex County Prosecutor’s office.

Sparta firefighters were assisted by members of the Ogdensburg Fire Department.

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