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PHOTOS: 1 person hospitalized, 1 cat given oxygen after Warren County house fire

INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – One person was transported to the hospital and a cat was given oxygen following a house fire in Warren County Wednesday night, according to a post on the Independence First Aid Squad’s Facebook page.

The structure fire was reported at 8:11 p.m. on Chaucer Drive in Independence Township.

Upon arrival of the first aid squad, fire suppression operations were in full effect and squad members began rehab and medical operations, the post said.

During the fire, two patients were evaluated with one being transported to an area hospital, authorities said.

First responders also utilized their pet oxygen mask kit for a cat that suffered smoke inhalation, the post said.

(Photo Credit | Independence First Aid Squad)

It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the blaze.

Assisting the Independence Township police, fire Department and first aid squad was the Hackettstown First Aid Squad, Mountain Lake Fire Company, Hackettstown Fire Department, Tri-County Fire Company, Washington Borough Fire Department, Allamuchy Fire Department, Hope Twp. Fire Department, Oxford Fire Department, Budd Lake Fire Department, Mansfield Township Fire Department, Washington Twp. Fire Prevention, and the NJ State Fire Marshall’s.

A GoFundMe page created by Alicia Ohare, said, “my mom and dad and cousin lost there home to a fire. Thankfully everyone got out safe and all but one animal made it out okay, right now they have nothing no cloths food for the animals. This is gonna be a long road ahead and I’m just trying to help.”

The GoFundMe has set a goal of $35,000 and if you would like to donate to help out, click here.

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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