Police & Fire

Hillsborough Homeowner Uninjured, But Pets Perish in House Fire



HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Firefighters extinguished a fire at 63 Claremont Road Monday morning, with most of the damage contained to the living room.

The lone occupant of a residence, Sharon Cobb, 66, was not injured; however, several pets, including a dog and a bird, died as a result of the fire, according to police.

Police first responded to a report of a house fire at 10:11 a.m.

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Also responding were Hillsborough Township Fire Units 36,37 and 38; Washington Valley Fire Department, Somerset Fire Department, Manville Fire Department, Hillsborough Office of Emergency Management, Hillsborough Social Services, and Public Service Electric & Gas.

The orgin of the fire is unknown; police and the township Fire Safety Bureau are investigating.


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