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1 firefighter injured while battling house fire in Sussex County

VERNON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A firefighter sustained a minor injury while fighting a house fire in Vernon Township Saturday afternoon.

The fire started at 12:31 p.m. Saturday at 25 Drew Mountain Road, according to a post on the Vernon Township Fire Department Company’s Facebook page.

One firefighter sustained a minor injury from falling sheetrock, officials said.

The homeowners made it out safely, officials said.

The cause of the fire was not released.

Vernon Township Fire Department was assisted by the McAfee Fire Department, Highland Lakes Fire Department, Pochuck Valley Fire Department, Upper Greenwood Lake Volunteer Fire Company, Warwick, NY Fire Department, Vernon Township Ambulance Squad and the Glenwood Pochuck Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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