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.