HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – Firefighters extinguished at two-alarm fire Tuesday afternoon in Hackettstown.
On May 21 at around 3:18 p.m., the Hackettstown Police, Hackettstown Fire Department and Hackettstown Rescue Squad responded to 5 Route 57 in reference to a structure fire, police said.
When officers arrived on scene, the officers observed smoke coming from the second story window of the residence, police said.
A connecting residence at 7 Route 57 sustained smoke and water damage. Both residences were deemed uninhabitable, police said.
An officer suffered smoke inhalation and a firefighter suffered a minor injury. The firefighter was transported to Hackettstown Medical Center and has since been released, police said.
The investigation conducted by the Hackettstown Detective Bureau, Mount Olive Township Fire Marshal and Warren County Fire Marshal ruled the cause of the fire as undetermined and not suspicious at this time, police said.
Route 57 was closed between Route 182 and Herbert Ln for approximately 1 hour.
Assisting at the scene were the Hackettstown Fire Police, Hackettstown Department of Public Works, Washington Boro Fire Department, Tri County Fire Company, Independence Twp Fire Department, Allamuchy Township Fire Department, Budd Lake Fire Department, Schooley’s Mountain Fire Department, Netcong Fire Department, American Red Cross, Hackettstown Construction Department, and Jersey Central Power & Light.