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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.

A 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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