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One person flown to hospital after house fire in Hunterdon County

HIGH BRIDGE BOROUGH, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A person was flown to the hospital Thursday night after a home caught on fire in Hunterdon County, according to a post on the High Bridge Fire Department’s Facebook page.

The fire was reported at around 10:00 p.m. at a residence on Northwood Drive in High Bridge Borough.

The Fire chief arrived on scene and confirmed the occupant made it out of the house with the assistance of the High Bridge Borough police and turned over to EMS. The victim was then flown to an area trauma center, authorities said.

Firefighters arrived and began knocking down the bulk of the fire, the post said.

Due to the quick response from the fire departments, the fire was contained to the origin with only one exposure damaged from the severe heat, authorities said.

It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the blaze.

The Clinton Fire Company, Califon Fire Company, Lebanon Fire Department, Lebanon Township Fire Dept., South Branch Emergency Services, Annandale Fire Company, Medevac, Hunterdon County Paramedics, and the Hunterdon County Fire Coordinators assisted at the scene.

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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