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Teen burned after shirt catches fire in Sussex County

WANTAGE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A teen was burned after their shirt caught fire while cooking Thursday morning, according to New Jersey State Police spokesperson Sergeant Philip Curry.

Troopers responded to a residence on Beemer Church Road in Wantage Township at 2:30 a.m. for the report of a burn victim, Curry said.

A preliminary police investigation revealed that a teenage victim’s shirt caught fire while cooking, Curry said.

The teen was then airlifted to Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ, Curry 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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