Wednesday, March 6, 2013
A Wells Fargo bank account and firefighter and EMS event on March 9 aim to help the survivors of a devastating house fire in Mt. Olive.
The fire is out and the funerals have passed. Now what healing is possible for the family of Hesham Moustafa, 52, and his 7-year-old stepson Cristiano Bonner who perished in last month’s house fire has begun. Cristiano's sister, 9-year-old Bianca Bonner, and their mother, Carmella Moustafa, also were injured. Carmella Moustafa was released from the hospital while Bianca Bonner is recovering in St. Barnabus after being revived at the scene. Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp said that altered wiring in the foyer caused a space heater fire at 56 Main Street in Flanders with fatal results. Bianca and Cristiano’s aunt, Hopatcong resident Amy Bonner Langdo said that laying her nephew to rest last week was a very difficult day for…
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Officials say lack of functioning smoke detectors caused occupants to be trapped.
Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp said that altered wiring in the foyer caused a space heater fire at 56 Main Street in Flanders with fatal results. Hesham Moustafa, 52, and his 7-year-old stepson Cristiano Bonner perished in the blaze. Cristiano's sister, 9-year-old Bianca Bonner, and their mother, Carmella Moustafa, also were injured, Knapp said. Carmella Moustafa was released from the hospital while Bianca Bonner remains in stable condition after being revived at the scene. Rewan Moustafa, 19, Hesham Moustafa's daughter, was present during the fire but was not injured, Knapp said. The Mount Olive Police Department, Mount Olive Fire Marshal, Morris County Sheriff’s Office and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Family of Cristiano Bonner and Hesham Moustafa trying to raise money for medical, burial and counseling expenses.
The fire that destroyed a Flanders home Monday and claimed the lives of 52-year-old Hesham Moustafa and his 7-year-old stepson Cristiano Bonner is only the beginning of the trial for the family as they are struggling to find funds for burial expenses for the victims and recovery for the survivors, said Amy Bonner Langdo. Langdo is a Hopatcong resident and Cristiano's aunt and has started a Give Forward donation page in hopes of raising enough money to cover the medical, burial and counseling expenses. "My niece Bianca is in the hospital with burns and damage to her lungs," Langdo said. According to Langdo, her niece was brought out of the burning home and wasn't breathing, but that first responders were able to revive her at the scene. …
Main Street resident and 7-year-old child die in Monday-morning blaze.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, February 18
Two Flanders residents died after an early-morning fire on Main Street Monday. Acting Morris Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Mount Olive Police Chief Mark Spitzer confirmed in a release that Hesham Moustafa, 52, and a 7-year-old child died in the blaze. Two other 56 Main St. residents are hospitalized for treatment. Flanders Fire Chief Frank Zeller said the boy's body was found in a bathtub in the residence, with Moustafa's body located slumped over the same tub, according to nj.com. Three residents were rescued from the blaze, according to Mt. Olive Police Chief Mark Spitzer in a report by dailyrecord.com. One of them, a young girl, was taken from the residence not breathing, but was revived at the scene by emergency medical responders, …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Blaze claimed the lives of woman and her teenage son Friday morning in Rockaway Twp.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Blaze appears to be not suspicious, but cause remains under investigation.