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1 injured, pets rescued from Hunterdon County house fire

LEBANON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – One person was injured and pets were rescued from a house fire in Hunterdon County Monday morning, according to a post on the Lebanon Township Fire Department’s Facebook page.

The fire happened on Jan. 1, at around 11:11 a.m., at a residence on Butternut Road in Lebanon Township.

Fire crews arrived on scene and confirmed a working fire in a single-story duplex. There was heavy smoke and fire coming from the rear of the structure, authorities said.

“Thanks to all the hard work of those on scene, crews were able to make a great stop and save the structure along with rescuing a few of the home owners pets,” the post said.

One person suffered injuries and was transported to a local hospital. EMS crews also tended to the rescued animals and provided rehab to firefighters, the post said.

The cause of the fire was not immediately clear.

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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