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Police rescue dog and cat from house fire

MANSFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – Police rescue a dog and cat from a burning home Saturday evening.

At 5:03 p.m., township police and fire responded to 245 Valley Road on the report of a structure fire with flames showing through the roof of the residence and it was unknown if anyone was inside, police said.

The first police officer on scene made entry and located a dog and cat which he removed from the residence and placed them in his patrol vehicle, police said.

It was determined the residents were not home, police said.

A kitten was later found hiding in the garage and was placed with the other animals, police said.

Mansfield Township Fire Companies and Emergency Squad responded with assistance from other mutual aid companies.

The Mansfield Township Animal Control Officer assisted in taking care of the animals and reuniting them with the family.

The fire is being investigated by the Mansfield Township Police Department Detective Bureau, the Warren County Fire Marshal, and the Warren County Prosecutors Office.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook