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Police: Boy, 2, killed, 2 adults hurt in house fire

Toddler killed in fire

WHITE TWP., N.J. - A two-year-old boy has died and two adults have been injured in a fire, police said.

Tuesday afternoon, fire ravaged a home in the 500 block of Route 46 in White Township, Warren County, NJ, state police said.

The home was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on scene, police said.  They immediately began searching for the boy but couldn't find him.

The boy's body was found by firefighters on a second search of the home after the fire was extinguished. The name of the child has not been released.

A family friend said the boy's mother was flown from the scene to the hospital.

Police said two adults were taken from the scene to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. 

The two injured adults are identified as Joshua Weaver, 20, of Bangor, and Melissa Nemeth, 28, a resident of the home that burned. Weaver was taken to Hackettsown Regional Medical Center for smoke inhalation and Nemeth was flown to Morristown Memorial Hospital for smoke inhalation. There's no word on their conditions.

Officials are investigating to find out what caused the fire.

Fire companies from Belvidere, Oxford, Knowlton, Hope, Washington, Hackettstown, Independence, Mount Lake, Harmony and Washington, along with first aid units from Belvidere, Oxford, and Knowlton responded to the fire scene. 

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