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June 14, 2019

Sprinkler Save: Nursing Home

Residents of Warren Haven Nursing Home in Mansfield Township (Warren County) were evacuated after a fire broke out on June 12, 2019.  Police, fire and rescue responded to the facility at 350 Oxford Road on the report of a fire alarm with smoke showing. Evacuation protocol was initiated by staff at that time, police said.  When police and firefighters arrived on scene, they encountered smoke in a vacant wing on the second floor and determined a mattress had been on fire in one of the rooms, police said.

The fire had been extinguished by an activated sprinkler head. Firefighters vented smoke from the building and residents were allowed back inside, police said.

There were no injuries, police said.  The fire is currently under investigation by the Mansfield Township Police Detective Bureau, Warren County Fire Marshall and Warren County Prosecutors Office.

The Mansfield Township Police Department, Mansfield Township Fire Department, Tri-County Fire Department, Oxford Township Fire Department, Independence Township Fire Department, Warren County Fire Marshall, Oxford Rescue Squad, Washington Boro Rescue Squad, Hackettstown Rescue Squad, Warren County Hazmat and the Warren County Prosecutors Office responded to the scene.

This story was written by Jay Edwards of WRNJ radio.  Click here for the original article.

June 14, 2019

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