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No injuries in 2-alarm house fire in Hackettstown (PHOTOS)

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – A 2-alarm fire broke out Thursday afternoon at a house on Miller Street, but all of the occupants made it out without any injuries.

The fire broke out at around 2:08 p.m. at a residence on the 100 block of Miller Street, police said.

While officers were responding, police observed black smoke in the area of High Street and Miller Street. Once officers arrived on scene, officers observed smoke and flames starting to consume the rear corner of the house as well as the roof, police said.

A few residents were inside the home at the time of the fire and they were able to exit safely. The home was deemed uninhabitable, police said.

A neighboring house on High Street sustained minor heat damage, police said.

The fire was under control at 3:27 p.m. and no injuries were reported, police said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Mount Olive Township Fire Marshal and the Warren County Fire Marshal, police said.

High Street was closed between Cook Street and Fourth Street for approximately two and half hours. The NJ Transit rail line also had to be temporarily suspended due to a fire hose supply line that was stretched across the tracks, police said.

Assisting the Hackettstown Fire Department and the Hackettstown Rescue Squad were the Hackettstown Fire Police, Hackettstown Department of Public Works, Hackettstown Office of Emergency Management, Washington Boro Fire Department, Tri County Fire Company, Mansfield Rescue Squad, Independence Twp Fire Department, Independence Rescue Squad, Allamuchy Township Fire Department, Budd Lake Fire Department, Schooley’s Mountain Fire Department, Long Valley Rescue Squad, Netcong Fire Department, Byram Township Fire Department, Hope Township Fire Department, NJ Transit, NJ transit Police, Jersey Central Power & Light, Elizabethtown Gas, and Warren County Fire Coordinator.

(Photo: WRNJ Radio)
(Photo: WRNJ Radio)

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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