READINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A house fire that occurred Thursday afternoon in Readington Township does not appear to be suspicious, according to Readington Township Police Lieutenant Christopher DeWire.
The fire was reported at 12:17 p.m. at a residence in the 100 block of Dreahook Road, DeWire said.
The first arriving officers observed smoke coming from the back wall of the structure and the interior of the residence was filling with smoke, DeWire said.
A dog was inside the home and an officer coerced the dog to exit the residence. Additional officers were able to knock the flames down until the fire department arrived, DeWire said.
“The cause of the fire remains under investigation however it does not appear to be suspicious at this time,” DeWire said.
Three Bridges Fire, Readington Fire Department and Whitehouse Rescue Squad assisted at the scene.