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I recall an electrical cause behind the Anderson Street fire as well.
Since my friend continues to chain smoke nonstop, she is probably an Alco.
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whippany wrote:Apparently, it was not arson.
From the Daily Record - The investigation into the fire that destroyed the historic, 130-year-old Sparta Train Station has been determined to be “not suspicious.”
Investigators have determined that an electrical panel box located on the outside of the building was a contributing factor, according to Sparta Police Sgt. John-Paul Beebe.
The joint investigation is being conducted by Sparta Police Detective Sgt. John Schanstra and Detective Jason Garrigan of the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office Arson Unit.
NJTRailfan wrote: whatever to help prevent this sort of this esp the restored ones that took years to rehab by dedicated volunteers.
NYSW3022 wrote: I guess in Sparta's case they didn't have dedication to a professional electrician. It is cute when a group of "dedicated" volunteers want to splash some paint on something. But this is a clear case in letting professionals do professional work.Huh? Are you sure about this? While the electrical panel may be a contributing factor, it doesn't say anything about someone wiring it wrong or that it was the actual cause alone.
Sparta train station rises from ashes
SPARTA -- Rising from the ruins and ashes of its former self, the Sparta train station is being reborn as an event center, railroad museum and a place where local artists and craftspeople will be able to teach their skills to a new generation.
Within the past couple of weeks, the framing of the new station has gone up and the roof timbers have been installed. Construction is expected to take about two months and when completed, the station will be dedicated to William E. Dermody Jr., a township resident and former mayor.
He is the father and grandfather of William E. Dermody III and William E. Dermody IV, who now own the station and continue with the family business, Techflex.
Although trains on the New York, Susquehanna & Western Railway still travel the tracks, passenger service at the station ended in the 1940s and freight service was stopped in the 1960s.