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Pets killed in 2-alarm fire in Sussex County

STILLWATER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – Officials say two pets were killed after a fire ripped through a home in Sussex County on Friday.

The fire was reported shortly after 3:00 p.m. at a residence on Saddleback Road in Stillwater Township.

A nearby trooper who is also a firefighter arrived on scene and reported a working fire. The fire chief requested a second-alarm which added additional fire crews from Sussex and Warren Counties, according to a post on the Stillwater Area Volunteer Fire Company’s Facebook page.

Crews were able to quickly make an interior attack on the fire which was on the “B side” of the structure, the detached garage, and in the attic of the house. Three handlines were in operation and crews made ventilation holes in the roof to access the “stubborn” attic fire, the post said.

The fire was extinguished in approximately 2 hours and 17,000 gallons of water was used on the fire from mutual aid tankers, authrotreis said.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family who suffered significant damage to their home and belongings and lost two pets,” the post said.

The cause of the fire wasn’t immediately clear.

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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