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Man burned while starting fireplace in Hunterdon County

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A man was burned Saturday evening while trying to start his fireplace in Clinton Township, police said.

Emergency crews responded to the 1300 block of Route 31 at around 5:30 p.m. for a report of a person with burns to the lower abdomen area.

According to police, the 76-year-old man was ripping cardboard and trying to start the fireplace in his living room, when the fire burnt his lower abdomen area.

The man was flown to St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, where his current condition is unknown.


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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