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CO scare forces evacuation of Hunterdon County ShopRite

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A carbon monoxide alarm evacuated a Hunterdon County ShopRite Thursday morning, according to a post on the Quakertown NJ Fire Company-91 Fire/Rescue’s Facebook page.

The Quakertown Fire Company responded to the ShopRite in Franklin Township for a carbon monoxide alarm activated and found elevated levels of CO in the building, the post said.

A request for additional units was transmitted and additional units responded, authorities said.

An exhaustive search of the building narrowed down the sources and an outside contractor responded to solve the issue and the store was then reopened, authorities said.

“NJ passed a law a few years ago requiring CO alarms in commercial properties and today’s incident showed the importance of the detectors,” the post 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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