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No injuries reported after kitchen fire at Hackettstown restaurant

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – No injuries reported after kitchen fire at a Hackettstown restaurant on Tuesday morning.

The kitchen fire was reported at around 8:59 a.m., at Marley’s Gotham Grill located at 169 Main Street, police said.

When officers arrived on scene, the officers observed fire coming from the rear of a deep fryer and the officers then used a fire extinguisher to knock down the visible fire. The Hackettstown Fire Department then checked for an extension of the fire into the wall, police said.

The investigation conducted by the Mount Olive Township Fire Marshal ruled the cause of the fire as undetermined and not suspicious, police said.

Marley’s is currently utilizing their food truck outside the restaurant until the business can fully reopen, police said.

Assisting at the scene was the Hackettstown First Aid and Rescue Squad, Hackettstown Office of Emergency Management, Warren County Health Department, Hackettstown Construction Department, and Elizabethtown Gas.

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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