Montague House Fire Sends Three to Hospital

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A Montague house fire sent three people to the hospital and caused heavy damage to the residence. According to the New Jersey Herald, the fire was reported at 12:15 a.m. after a passerby saw flames coming out of the back of the house.

Firefighters were reportedly able to contain the blaze within 30 minutes and the three occupants, a mother and her two teenage kids, were sent to Newton Medical Center with smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is currently undetermined but is not being considered suspicious.

First responders include fire departments from Montague, Sandyston, Port Jervis, Huguenot, Milford, and Westfall. Blue Ridge Rescue Squad, the Sussex County Fire Marshal's Office, New Jersey State Police, and the Fire Coordinator's Office of Orange County, N.Y., were also on the scene.

Read the NJHerald.com story here.

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