BLAIRSTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A fire ripped through a home in Blairstown Township Thursday evening.
The fire was reported just before 6:00 p.m. at 6 Bridge St.
When police arrived, they forced entry and checked for occupants. Police were unable to locate anyone and later learned all occupants had made it out safely, Blairstown Police Captain Scott Johnsen said.
Firefighters observed flames pouring out of a first floor window as they arrived.
Two firefighters were transported to Newton Medical Center with minor injuries, Johnsen said.
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Firefighters extinguished the fire extremely quickly upon their arrival. One cat was rescued by firefighters and put on oxygen and transported to the Blairstown Animal Hospital in the rear of a police car while a firefighter continued care. One other dog and cat were located already deceased, Johnsen said.
Jersey Central Power & Light responded and cut power to the dwelling.
Assisting at the scene was the Hope Township Fire Department, Allamuchy Township Fire Department, Green Township Fire Department, Belvidere Fire Department, Blairstown EMS, Independence Rescue Squad, Mountain Lake cascade system, Blairstown OEM, NJ State Fire Inspector, and the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office.
The cause of fire still remains under investigation, Johnsen said.
Robert Halberstadt provided information for this report.