WASHINGTON BOROUGH, NJ (Warren County) – No injuries were reported following a house fire early Thursday morning in Warren County, according to officials.
The fire happened at 5:28 a.m. at 176 Broad Street in Washington Borough, officials said.
Washington Township police arrived first to find heavy smoke on the 2nd Division and began assisting with evacuating residents. Shortly after, the call was upgraded to a confirmed structure fire, officials said.
The first arriving Washington Borough Fire Department crews arrived on scene by 5:36 a.m. and quickly made entry in an attempt to extinguish the fire but were met with heavy fire conditions and located a compromised floor, officials said.
Due to these two conditions, crews were forced to back out and a defensive operation was established, officials said.
The fire was placed under control at 7:46 a.m. and all units were cleared from the scene by 9:52 a.m., officials said.
The fire remains under investigation by the Washington Township (Morris County) Fire Marshall, NJ Division of Fire Safety and the Washington Township Police Department.
No injuries were reported and the American Red Cross was on scene to assist the displaced residents.
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The Washington Borough Fire Department, Washington Township Fire Department, Washington Emergency Squad and the Washington Township Police Department were assisted by the Mansfield Fire Co 1, Hampton Fire Co, Hackettstown Fire Department, Goodwill Fire Co, High Bridge Fire Department, Town of Clinton Fire Department, Tri-County Fire, Lopatcong Township Fire Department, and Mansfield Township EMS.