House Blaze Kills Parsippany Man, 82, Cops Say

Tuesday night fire took 30 minutes to extinguish, severely damages house.

A Tuesday night house fire in the Lake Hiawatha section of Parsippany claimed the life of an elderly man and injured two firefighters.

Police and fire personnel received the call of a house fire on Decotah Avenue at 7:46 p.m., Officer Earl Kinsey said. Upon arrival, officers heard a man inside the home yelling for help as the home around him became engulfed in flames. Firefighters were able to bust open the door and found Donald Peloubet, 82, on the ground beneath a pile of debris, Kinsey said. 

Firefighters were able to knock back the flames while removing Peloubet from the home, Kinsey said. He was then treated and transported to St. Barnabas Medical Center, where he later succumbed to his injuries and died.

No cause for the fire has yet been determined, Kinsey said. 

The fire took about 30 minutes to extinguish, according to nj.com, but the house was severely damaged. 
Lorrie Cancillieri April 30, 2014 at 02:13 PM
I salute our brave and skilled firefighters that we are honored to have the service of in our Township. I have always been extremely proud of our fire, EMS, and Rescue & Recovery depts. which reflect the quality of our community. This is what shows the heart in this cold as steel world. That's why we are here for 29 years; it would be hard to find a community like ours. GOD BLESS YOU!
Wilnj May 01, 2014 at 06:26 AM
Actually, it's Dacotah.
Patch3 May 01, 2014 at 06:52 AM
A guy dies with 2 firefighters injured, and you two are worried about getting the street name right. Are you kidding me??
Eric Hauge May 01, 2014 at 07:33 AM
Thank you, wilnj, you are correct.
utoh May 02, 2014 at 12:57 AM
Saw the firetrucks go by, I always say a little pray everyone is safe, so sorry for this man and his family.


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