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Chimney fire causes minimal damage to Warren County home

KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A chimney fire that spread to a roof of a Warren County home Friday evening caused minimal damage, according to the Knowlton Twp. Fire and Rescue Company.

The fire company was dispatched at around 6:30 p.m. to a reported chimney fire at a residence on Route 46 and this was soon upgraded to a working structure fire with a report of extension to the roof, officials said.

Mutual aid companies were then dispatched to assist in fighting the fire and also to provide a water supply, authorities said.

“This residence was located on a very long, steep, and narrow private drive which did provide a tough challenge in getting emergency responders and vehicles to the actual fire scene. Apparatus had to be staged along Route 46,” the fire company said.

Oxford Emergency Squad responded with their Firefighter Rehab Unit, ATV’s, and an additional ambulance, officials said.

The fire did not spread to the interior of the home and caused minimal damage, authorities said.

The Goodwill Fire Company, Hope Volunteer Fire Department, Mountain Lake Fire Company, Allamuchy Fire Department, Blairstown Hose Company, Portland Hook & Ladder Company (PA), Mt. Bethel Volunteer Fire Company (PA), and the New Jersey State Police assisted at the scene.

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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