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Homeowner injured in Hunterdon County house fire

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A homeowner was injured in a house fire in Clinton Township Sunday, according to acting Hunterdon County Prosecutor Michael Williams.

On Feb. 23, Clinton Township Officer Frank Praino and Sergeant Andrew McCluskey responded to a residential fire on St. Andrews Lane located in the Beaverbrook condominium development, Williams said.

When Officer Praino arrived on scene, he noticed a significant amount of smoke emitting from the residence, William said.

Annandale Fire Chief Chris Sloss informed Officer Praino that someone was still inside the residence. After informing the homeowner inside that his residence was on fire, Praino and Sloss removed him and brought him to safety, Williams said.

The homeowner was transported to the Hunterdon Medical Center for treatment, Williams said.

The fire was contained to a single unit that suffered damage to the kitchen and exterior deck, Williams said.

Annandale Hose Company and Town of Clinton First Aid and Rescue responded to the scene.

Detectives from the Clinton Township Police Department, Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office and the Clinton Township fire marshal are investigating the cause of the fire.

Anyone with information can contact the Clinton Township Police Department at 908-735-7270 or the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office at 908-788-1129

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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