88 yr old woman dies in Readington fire

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The victim of the fatal house fire that occurred on Saturday was identified as the homeowner, Evelyn C. Miller, age 88, of 5 Higginsville Road, Readington, NJ. Investigators from The Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Arson Task Force and the Readington Township Police Department are continuing the investigation. The fire does not appear to be suspicious at this time. Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, stated, “Our condolences go out to Ms. Miller’s family during this difficult time. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the volunteer first responders for their sacrifice and exemplary service. Emergency Service Personnel responded to the fire from the Flagtown Fire Department, Three Bridges Fire Department, Readington Township Fire Department, Raritan Township Fire Department, Hillsborough Fire Department and the Whitehouse First Aid Squad. It is important to keep in mind that our volunteer first responders leave their homes and families at all hours of the day and night, weekends and holidays, to go out to and render aid to the resident’s of Hunterdon County. The dedication and bravery of these men and women does not go unnoticed or unappreciated.”