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Hunterdon County condo fire leaves 5 injured, including 2 firefighters

UNION TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – Five people, including two firefighters, were injured in a condo fire in Hunterdon County early Sunday morning.

The fire happened at 3:49 a.m. at the Union Hill Condominium Association on Sam Bonnell Drive in Union Township, according to New Jersey State Police spokesperson Sergeant Philip Curry.

Upon arrival, firefighters found heavy fire from the building as well as multiple victims both inside and outside of the structure, according to the Clinton Fire Department.

An evacuation of residents and a fire attack was then initiated, authorities said.

Three residents sustained injuries in the fire. Two were airlifted to nearby trauma centers and the third was transported to Hunterdon Medical Center, Curry said.

Two firefighters were treated for minor injuries and released on scene, authorities said.

The fire was determined to be under control at around 6:45 a.m., the department said.

Extensive overhaul was conducted to fully extinguish the fire. Firefighters cleared the scene at around 12:35 p.m., authorities said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety and the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office.

Jay Edwards

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