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No injuries reported after fire breaks out at group home in Hunterdon County

FLEMINGTON BOROUGH, NJ (Hunterdon County) – No one was injured after a fire broke out inside a group home in Flemington Borough Friday.

Fire crews were called to the home on Hopewell Ave at 4:25 p.m. Monday and it took them about an hour to get the fire under control, according to a post on the Flemington-Raritan First Aid and Rescue Squad’s Facebook page.

Initial reports were an air conditioner and exterior wall of the house were on fire. Police arrived on the scene quickly and confirmed a working fire that was extending rapidly into the attic of the residence, authorities said.

The house was confirmed to be evacuated and the residents were not injured. The first arriving fire chiefs requested a second alarm be transmitted, the post said.

Interior conditions were severe enough that the member’s Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus regulators and facepieces received minor damage from the intense heat.

The cause of the fire was not immediately clear.

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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