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House fire in Somerset County that injured 2, one critically, remains under investigation, prosecutor says

NORTH PLAINFIELD BOROUGH, NJ (Somerset County) – A Sunday house fire in North Plainfield Borough that put two people in the hospital is under investigation, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald.

On June 4, at around 3:12 a.m., North Plainfield Fire Department and North Plainfield Police responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting a residential fire on Mountain Avenue, McDonald said.

Fire companies from Bridgewater/Finderne, Bound Brook, Green Brook, Watchung, Warren, Plainfield and South Plainfield also responded to extinguish the residential fire, McDonald said.

Emergency medical personnel from North Plainfield, Watchung, Union County Rehab and a JFK Medical Center EMS responded to the scene to render aid to two residents that sustained injuries due to the fire. Both male adult residents were transported to an area hospital for treatment, one remains in critical condition, McDonald said.

Detectives from the North Plainfield Police, the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Fire Investigation Unit and Fire Officials from North Plainfield responded to the scene to conduct the fire investigation which remains open, McDonald said.

“An origin and cause of fire has not been released by investigators and is still under investigation. The fire has been preliminarily categorized as non-suspicious,” McDonald said.

Anyone with information relating to the fire to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office at 908-231-7100 or the North Plainfield Police Department at 908-769-2937 or via the STOPit app. The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ. Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous STOPit reports, and Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.

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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