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One dead in Hunterdon County fire

TEWKSBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – One person is dead following a fire in an apartment in Tewksbury Township Sunday morning.

On Aug. 16, at 6:22 a.m., first responders were dispatched to a fire alarm on Fisher Road. The first arriving units found a fire contained to one apartment, Tewksbury Police Chief Tim Barlow said.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the fire resulted in one fatality. The identity of the victim will be made through further investigation by the medical examiner’s office, Barlow said.

The fire remains under investigation by the Tewksbury Township Police Department, Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office, NJ State Division of Fire Safety, and the Hunterdon County Medical Examiner’s Office, Barlow said.

Fire companies from Oldwick, Fairmount, Pottersville, Lebanon Boro, East Whitehouse and the Whitehouse Rescue squad responded to the scene.

“The Tewksbury Township Police wish to express our condolences to the victim’s family and friends,” Barlow said.

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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