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1 person injured, horse dead in Warren County barn fire

KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A 61-year-old woman suffered minor burn injuries and a horse was killed in a barn blaze Saturday night in Warren County, according New Jersey State Police spokesperson Trooper Charles Marchan said.

The blaze was reported at around 9:55 p.m. on Stark Road in Knowlton Township, authorities said.

A first alarm was dispatched as well as a water tender task force due to lack of fire hydrants in the township. Firefighters were on scene for approximately 4 and a half hours to control the fire, authorities said.

As a result of the fire, a horse was deceased. The owner of the barn suffered minor burns and was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Marchan said.

“The fire is currently being investigated by the State Fire Marshal’s Office and is not considered suspicious,” authorities said.

Also assisting at the scene was the Blairstown Hose Company #1, Hope Volunteer Fire Department, Portland Hook & Ladder Co., Mount Bethel Vol. Fire Company, Mountain Lake Fire Company, Allamuchy Fire Dept., Good Will Fire Company, New Jersey Forest Fire Service, St. Luke’s Emergency & Transport Services, Blairstown Ambulance Corp./North Warren EMS, and Oxford Emergency Squad.

Jay Edwards

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