Blaze at Billy & Madeline's Red Room Tavern started in kitchen, authorities say

Investigators say the fire that destroyed Billy & Madeline’s Red Room Tavern in the Whippany section of Hanover last week began in the kitchen on the ground floor.

However, due to the collapse of the second and third floors, the investigation team was unable to pinpoint the exact origin of the fire and they couldn’t determine the cause of the blaze, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Paul Merkler said.

Investigators, he said, found no evidence the fire was intentionally set.

The owners — Billy and Madeline Fornaro — were rescued from the blaze on Nov. 27 when several passersby …read more

Source: Morris

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