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Fire destroys home in Knowlton Twp., investigation underway

KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A fire destroyed a home Monday afternoon in Knowlton Township.

The blaze was reported shortly after 1:00 p.m. at a residence on Meadow Ridge Road.

The 2-story home was fully involved in flames when firefighters arrived.

Due to the initial reports of the fire a full box alarm and tender task force was dispatched. Firefighters were on scene for over 5 hours, according to Knowlton Township Fire Department.

The fire is under investigation by the Warren County Fire Marshal’s Office, the Warren County Prosecutors Office, and the New Jersey State Police.

Knowlton Township Fire Department was assisted by Blairstown Hose Company #1, Hope Volunteer Fire Department – Station 38 Fire, Portland Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1 Station 33, Mount Bethel Vol. Fire Company Sta. 37, Mountain Lake Fire Company- 72 Fire, Good Will Fire Company #1, Allamuchy Fire Dept., and Blairstown Ambulance Corps. Station coverage during the fire was covered by Budd Lake Fire Department Co.#1 (Morris County) and Chester Fire Department (Morris County).

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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