PARSIPPANY — An overnight fire caused heavy damage Tuesday to several businesses on the south end of Green Hill Shopping Plaza on Parsippany Road.
The fire broke out at 12:45 a.m., police advised on social media, adding that a large portion of Parsippany Road was closed between Barnsboro and Allentown roads.
Firefighters from Parsippany District 6 arrived at the scene in 20-degree weather to find fire conditions centered around Joseph’s Pizzeria, District 6 Fire Chief Vincent Petito said.
“There was heavy fire at the front of the pizzeria as well as the back of the first floor,” Petito said. “Initial engines made progress on the storefronts but the fire continued to spread through the cockloft as well as the basement. The first floor collapsed onto the basement and the roof collapsed onto the first floor, which hampered our progress.”