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10 cats killed in Hunterdon County house fire

CLINTON TWP., N.J. - A fire ripped through a New Jersey home on Wednesday, killing 10 cats that were inside, officials said.

Flames broke out at around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday on 2 Stone Mill Road in Clinton Township, Hunterdon County.

It took firefighters about 90 minutes to contain the fire.

Nobody was home at the time.

Officials said the owner was a cat rescuer, and it's unclear how many cats survived.

The fire is not believed to be suspicious, but it's still under investigation, authorities said.

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