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Fire causes evacuation at nursing home in Mansfield Twp.

MANSFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – Residents of Warren Haven Nursing Home were evacuated after a fire broke out Tuesday afternoon.

At 12:07 p.m. police, fire and rescue responded to Warren Haven Nursing Home, located at 350 Oxford Road, on the report of a fire alarm with smoke showing. Evacuation protocol was initiated by staff at that time, police said.

When police and firefighters arrived on scene, they encountered smoke in a vacant wing on the second floor and determined a mattress had been on fire in one of the rooms, police said.

The fire had been extinguished by an activated sprinkler head. Firefighters vented smoke from the building and residents were allowed back inside, police said.

There were no injuries, police said.

The fire is currently under investigation by the Mansfield Township Police Detective Bureau, Warren County Fire Marshall and Warren County Prosecutors Office.

The Mansfield Township Police Department, Mansfield Township Fire Department, Tri-County Fire Department, Oxford Township Fire Department, Independence Township Fire Department, Warren County Fire Marshall, Oxford Rescue Squad, Washington Boro Rescue Squad, Hackettstown Rescue Squad, Warren County Hazmat and the Warren County Prosecutors Office responded to the scene.

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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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