5 escape Clementon, NJ house fire; officer injured

Authorities say three adults and two children inside were able to escape unharmed.
CLEMENTON, New Jersey (WPVI) -- Firefighters in South Jersey battled a house fire in the midst of wet weather.

Flames broke out on the 100 block of New Freedom Road in Clementon just before 1 a.m. Thursday.

Authorities say three adults and two children inside were able to escape unharmed.

A police officer suffered a minor injury while assisting on the fire scene.

He was taken to a local hospital to be checked out.

The fire was placed under control about an hour later.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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