A Foothill Road home that was on fire in the early morning hours Thursday has since been deemed safe by fire officials, according to Kinnelon Police Lt. John Schwartz.
Schwartz said two residents of the home were inside when the fire was reported at 3:52 a.m. When Kinnelon Volunteer Fire Co. firefighters arrived at the scene, flames could be seen coming from the second floor.
"The residents were already out of the house," Schwartz said.
Schwartz said the fire appeared to have started in the area of a gas-burning fireplace in the master bedroom, although fire officials are still working to determine how the fire ignited and spread.
Firefighters and police were on the scene for about two hours. No injuries were reported and no other damage was incurred, Schwartz said.