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6 displaced after fire in Hackettstown

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – A fire in Hackettstown Monday afternoon left six people displaced, according to Hackettstown police.

The fire was reported on Jan. 23, at around 2:22 p.m., at 300 Main Street, which is a residential over commercial wood framed building, police said.

Officers arrived on scene and observed smoke coming from the roof and then began to evacuate the second floor, police said.

The fire was knocked down at around 2:41 p.m., police said.

The building was deemed uninhabitable and 6 people were displaced. No injuries were reported, 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.

Route 46 was closed between Warren Street and Center Street for more than an hour, police said.

Assisting the Hackettstown Police, Hackettstown Fire Department and the Hackettstown Rescue Squad were the  the Tri County Fire Company, Mansfield Township Police Department, Hackettstown Office of Emergency Management, Hackettstown Department of Public Works, Hackettstown Construction Department, and the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

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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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