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  • Tragedy in Dover-Morris County

    DOVER, N.J. (AP) - A fire swept through a Morris County home
    early Tuesday, killing a teenage girl and her mother, who was
    described by neighborhood youths as "everybody's second mom." The
    daughter's boyfriend also died in the blaze.
    Authorities said a loose connection in a first-floor electrical
    outlet was to blame for the blaze that killed Adelaide Del Valle,
    48; her daughter, Alyssa Del Valle, 17, and the younger Del Valle's
    boyfriend, Javier Carrasco, 18.
    Both the youths were preparing to enter Dover High School as
    seniors this fall, according to teens who dabbed at tears as they
    gathered across the street from the charred remains of the house
    Tuesday afternoon.
    Adelaide Del Valle "was like everybody's second mom," said
    Jackie Gagne, of neighboring Wharton. "She welcomed everybody into
    her house."
    LaQuisha Del Valle, 17, of Dover, said her cousin Alyssa was a
    fun-loving girl who had played youth soccer and loved to shop at
    Coach, a high-end leather goods store.
    "She was fun, spontaneous," LaQuisha Del Valle said. "She was
    a clown, she loved to make everybody laugh."
    Morris County Prosecutor Michael Rubinaccio knew Adelaide Del
    Valle from her work as a court administrator in Morris Plains over
    the last two decades.
    "She was one of the best," he said. "Very meticulous, very
    well-organized. It was one of the true pleasures going to the court
    because it was so well-organized. This is a tragedy. Our deepest
    regrets go out to the victims and their families."
    All three victims were found on the second floor of the house:
    the Del Valles in their separate bedrooms and Carrasco in the
    bathroom, according to the Morris County prosecutor's office.
    Carrasco had broken a window in the bathroom in an apparent
    attempt to escape, Rubinaccio said.
    All three victims appeared to have been asleep when the fire
    started at approximately 4 a.m., said Dover Fire Chief Bill
    Gilbert.
    "They were all in their nightclothes," he said.
    Investigators traced the fire to a loose connection in a
    first-floor outlet where a lamp was plugged in but not turned on.
    Gilbert said the house did not have fire alarms or smoke detectors.
    Dover native Ida Parizot said her daughter was friendly with
    Alyssa Del Valle and would often go to her house for sleepovers
    when she was younger. Parizot said Adelaide Del Valle had lived in
    the house since birth and had purchased it from her parents some
    years ago.

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