Rockaway, NJ – Oddfrid Tokle Dies in House Fire on Whippoorwill Ln

Rockaway, NJ – Oddfrid Tokle Dies in House Fire on Whippoorwill Ln

Rockaway, NJ (April 18, 2022) – A woman died in a house fire in Rockaway Township on Monday, April 18th. 

The fire broke out at about 7”40 a.m. Five of the home’s occupants were able to escape as heavy flames quickly tore through the two-story house on Whippoorwill ultimately causing the structure to collapse.  

98-year-old Oddfrid Tokle died in the fire. Her exact cause of death has not been announced.

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office said the fire is still under investigation. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mrs. Oddfrid Tokle, at this time.

Fatal House Fires in New Jersey

Rockaway, NJ - Oddfrid Tokle Dies in House Fire on Whippoorwill Ln

Some of the foremost causes of New Jersey apartment fires, building fires, and house fires are:

  • Faulty appliances
  • Defective electrical wiring
  • Damaged or improperly installed gas lines 
  • Clogged chimney flues 
  • Malfunctioning boilers or furnaces 

Along with uncovering the cause of the fire, it is also necessary to determine if the actions of a third party contributed to the fire itself or to a resident’s inability to escape safely.

If a third party is believed to have acted negligently, a burn injury victim or their surviving family members could have a viable claim against them for their damages or wrongful death.

Rockaway Burn Injury Lawyers

In many cases, people suffer from devastating accidents due to the reckless actions of product manufacturers, property owners, building managers, contractors, and landlords. When victims are hurt in accidents, due to the negligent acts of another person, they may be eligible to file a legal claim against the at-fault party. 

These claims enable injured parties to collect compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and more. In some cases, injured parties can reach out to a residential premises liability attorney in Rockaway to get the justice they deserve.

Our Rockaway personal injury attorneys at Metro Law have over four decades of experience helping thousands of families get the justice and compensation they deserve for the wrongful death of a loved one. 

Our attorneys work diligently to ensure families have their legal rights protected so they can move forward from the tragic and unexpected loss of a loved one. Contact our premises liability lawyers in New Jersey at (800) 460-6476 to see how we can help you.

Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post. 

Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.