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No injuries in 1-alarm house fire in Independence Twp. (PHOTOS)

INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – No injuries were reported after a 1-alarm fire broke out Monday morning at a house on Route 46, according to a post on the Independence First Aid Squad’s Facebook page.

The fire broke out at 11:02 a.m. at a residence on the 200 block of Route 46 near Water Street in Independence Township.

The incident was quickly upgraded to a 1-alarm assessment after the Warren County Communications received multiple calls reporting smoke coming from the residence, the post said.

EMS units provided rehab services during the incident and no injuries were reported, the post said.

The cause of the fire was not immediately clear.

Assisting the Independence Twp. Police, Independence First Aid Squad, and the Independence Township Volunteer Fire Department were the Hackettstown Fire Department, Mountain Lake Fire Company, Oxford Volunteer Fire Department, Allamuchy Fire Dept., Good Will Fire Company #1, Schooley’s Mountain Fire Co.3, Washington Fire Department Station 83, Hope Volunteer Fire Department, Mansfield Township Fire Company No.1, Washington Twp. Fire Prevention, NJ State Fire Marshall’s and the Warren County Fire Marshall.


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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