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Fire destroys Oxford Twp. home of WWII veteran and his wife

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A fire destroyed the home of a World War II veteran and his wife Friday afternoon in Oxford Township.

The fire happened at 1:34 p.m. at 56 Pequest Road, police said.

The 92-year-old and his 82-year-old wife, who were home at the time of the fire, were not injured, police said.

An investigation determined that a lawn mower backfired and caught the house on fire. No injuries were reported, police said.

The American Red Cross is helping them with temporary lodging, food and clothing needs.

Facebook fundraiser has been set up and has collected nearly $5,000 as of Sunday morning toward a goal of $50,000.

Anthony Preziosi contributed to this report.

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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