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Cell phone catches fire at Hackettstown Medical Center

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – A person’s cell phone burst into flames Friday afternoon at Hackettstown Medical Center.

The fire was reported at around 1:26 p.m. on the third floor of Hackettstown Medical Center, located at 651 Willow Grove St, police said.

When the Warren County Fire Marshal arrived on scene, the fire had already been extinguished and hospital security carried the charging station outside.

Through an investigation it was determined that a Samsung Galaxy S7 cell phone caught fire and melted to a cell phone charging tower, police said.

There was a smoke condition on the third floor and no injuries were reported, police said.

Assisting at the scene was the Hackettstown Fire Department, Hackettstown Rescue Squad and Mount Olive Township Fire Marshals.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

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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