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Two dogs, birds die in Sussex County house fire

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – Two dogs and birds died after a fire at a Newton home Wednesday morning, the Newton fire department said in a Facebook post.

The fire was reported shortly before 9:30 a.m. after the Newton Water Department noticed smoke coming from a house on Townsend Street.

The fire was located in the kitchen with smoke throughout the house. The fire was knocked down 12 minutes after dispatch, authorities said.

First responders were unable to save the two dogs and the birds in the home. Newton police officers even performed CPR on the animals, the post said.

“Our hearts are with the homeowner during this difficult time,” the department said.

The cause of the fire was not 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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