HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – A Sunday afternoon fire in Hackettstown has been deemed not suspicious, police said.
The fire broke out at 1:57 p.m. at 94 Countryside Drive, police said.
When officers arrived on scene, they observed smoke coming from the north side of the residence where a chimney was located. The smoke was then observed coming from the eaves and attic vents, police said.
The homeowner reportedly started a fire in the fireplace prior to the house catching fire, police said.
Three firefighters suffered minor injuries and were transported to Hackettstown Medical Center. They have since been released from the hospital, police said.
The investigation conducted by the Hackettstown Detective Bureau, Mount Olive Township Fire Marshal and Warren County Fire Marshal ruled the cause of the fire as undetermined and not suspicious, police said.
Assisting the Hackettstown Fire Department and Hackettstown Rescue Squad at the scene was the Hackettstown Fire Police, Washington Borough Fire Department, Tri County Fire Company, Independence Township Fire Department, Budd Lake Fire Department, Elizabethtown Gas and Jersey Central Power & Light.