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No injuries reported in Warren County house fire

INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – No one was injured in a Saturday afternoon house fire in Independence Township.

The fire broke out at around 2:30 p.m. at a residence on Ryan Road.

Independence Township Fire Chief arrived on scene, confirming a working fire and requested a first box alarm along with the Tender Task Force. There was an active fire from the front door to the residence, according to a post on the Allamuchy Fire Department’s Facebook page.

Fire crews stretched a hand line to the front door to the structure and began extinguishing the bulk of the fire. Water had to be shuttled from a fill site to the fire scene, the post said.

The fire was quickly knocked down and crews remained on scene until approximately 5:45 p.m. completing overhaul and assisting with the Warren County Fire Marshal’s scene investigation, the post said.

No injuries were reported and no one was home at the time, authorities said.

The cause of the fire was not immediately clear.

The Independence Township Volunteer Fire Department was assisted by the Allamuchy Fire Department, Hackettstown Fire Department, Mansfield Township Fire Company No.1, Oxford Volunteer Fire Department, Washington Fire Department Station 83, Mountain Lake Fire Company, Independence First Aid Squad, Good Will Fire Company #1, Warren County Fire Marshal, and Jersey Central Power and Light.

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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