Cat rescued from Bridgewater house fire on Friday


BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Bridgewater Volunteer Firefighters successfully rescued a cat from a burning house Friday afternoon, officials said.

The fire, reported shortly after noon on Sycamore Avenue, originated from a fire on the deck of the house, the Bradley Gardens Volunteer Fire Company said in a statement. On site, firefighters confirmed an active fire with extension to the back of the residence.

“21 Squad crew arrived and stretched a 1 3/4″ line of attack to the rear of the residence while establishing a permanent water supply,” firefighters said, adding that the Firefighters were able to contain the main body of the fire with water canisters, preventing the fire from reaching the attic.

No injuries were reported and the cat was rescued by the crew of Engine 24, firefighters said.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation, officials added.

Country Hills Volunteer Fire Company Service Units, North Branch Volunteer Fire Company, Green Knoll Fire Department, Raritan Borough Fire Department, Finderne Fire Department, Bridgewater Police Department, Martinsville Volunteer Fire Department, Flagtown Fire/Rescue, Hillsborough Volunteer Fire Co No 1 and the Readington Volunteer Fire Company were credited with helping volunteers at Bradley Gardens put out the blaze.

“We can’t thank our mutual aid societies enough for their assistance, as well as the roofing companies ready to respond to other calls around town,” the fire department said.