RNJ News Department

5 people displaced after two homes catch fire in Hackettstown (PHOTOS)

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – Residents were forced out of two homes as smoke and flames jumped from one home to the other in Hackettstown.

This happened shortly before 3:30 p.m. on the 300 block of Grand Ave, police said.

When officers arrived on scene, they observed flames and smoke coming from the structure. The officers then were advised that the residents had been evacuated, police said.

The officers then observed the fire spreading to 313 Grand Ave. The officers were then advised that those residents had also been evacuated, police said.

There were no injuries reported, police said.

Five have been displaced and the Hackettstown Office of Emergency Management along with the American Red Cross are helping them with temporary housing, police said.

Grand Ave has been reopened.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, police said.

Assisting at the scene was the Hackettstown Detective Bureau, Hackettstown Fire Police, Hackettstown Department of Public Works, Mansfield Township Police Department, Warren County Fire Marshal, Mount Olive Township Fire Marshal, Mansfield Township Rescue Squad, Independence Township Fire Department, Tri-County Fire Company, Washington Boro Fire Department, Budd Lake Fire Department, Netcong Fire Department, Jersey Central Power and Light and Elizabethtown Gas.

UPDATE: 2 passersby alert residents to fire that damaged two homes in Hackettstown

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

(Jay Edwards | For WRNJ)