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No injuries following fire on roof of Hunterdon Medical Center

RARITAN TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – No injuries were reported after a fire erupted on the roof of Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Township on Thursday, according to a post on the Raritan Township Fire Company Facebook page.

On Feb. 1, at 3:16 p.m., Raritan Township Fire Company along with many other agencies were alerted to a fire on the rooftop of Hunterdon Medical Center (HMC), authorities said.

First arriving units noticed a small amount of smoke coming from the roof above “5 West” and an aerial was positioned near the emergency room entrance to gain roof access, the post said.

A water supply was then established and crews immediately ascended to the roof. At the same time, crews made their way into 5 West to investigate and ensure no smoke or fire made its way into that part of the structure, authorities said.

“HMC evacuated patients from this area of the hospital per protocol,” the post said.

Crews on the roof were able to extinguish all fire and hot spots. Interior crews investigated multiple parts of the hospital to find no extension or smoke within the structure, authorities said.

The scene was then turned over to HMC staff after the incident was deemed safe and the fire is currently being investigated by fire officials, the post said.

Jay Edwards

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