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Police rescue 2 from roof of burning Hunterdon County home

RARITAN TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – Police rescued two people from the roof of a burning home in Raritan Township on Wednesday night.

The blaze broke out at around 10:43 p.m. at 127 River Road, police said.

Upon the arrival of Raritan Township police, two individuals were located on the roof of the structure, which was a two-family residence, yelling for help. The fire appeared to be coming from the second floor of the residence, police said.

Utilizing their patrol vehicle, officers were able to safely assist the two adult residents off of the roof, police said.

There were four total residents that were safely able to exit the home, police said.

The fire department extinguished the fire and there were no reported injuries by residents or emergency personnel, police said.

The cause of the fire is currently being investigated by the Raritan Township Police Department, the Raritan Township Fire Marshal, as well as, the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office.

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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