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Brush fire spreads to house in Hunterdon County

LAMBERTVILLE CITY, NJ (Hunterdon County) – Several fire companies responded after a brush fire reportedly extended to a home in Lambertville City Friday morning.

The fire was reported at 10:12 a.m. on South Union Street between Swan Street and Mount Hope Street, authorities said.

Unites were on scene at 10:15 a.m. and crews then stretched a handline to the rear of the residence and began attacking the fire. An exterior fire had spread to a rear corner of the building and rapidly extended up to the eaves and into the attic, authorities said.

Once the bulk of the exterior fire was darkened down, the handline was advanced inside to the attic stairs to extinguish the fire in the attic, authorities said.

The fire was placed under control at 10:28 a.m., sixteen minutes after the initial dispatch. There were no injuries reported, authorities said.

All units were clear by 12:05 p.m. and the fire was investigated by the Lambertville Police Department, authorities said.

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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