Calls came in to the Warren County 911 center for a house fire on Miller Street in Hackettstown, down the street from the fire house. Chief 78-60 arrived and reported a fire in the basement and requested a first-alarm assignment. The first-due engine stretched a line from the front of the fire house and started an interior attack, as the fire advanced quickly and firefighters had to back out. Mutual aid started arriving and a supply line was laid across the railway on High Street to Budd Lake’s ladder. Hackettstown’s and Allamuchy’s ladders also joined the aerial assault. The fire was put under control within two hours. Rehab was provided by the Hackettstown Rescue Squad. There were no injuries and the Mount Olive Fire Marshal’s Office, Warren County Fire Marshal’s Office and Hackettstown Police were investigating the fire.
– Fire News photo by A/C Kevin J. Maloney; Budd Lake FC