Fire that Destroyed 300-Year-Old New Jersey Inn Not Suspicious

The fire that destroyed a Hunterdon County inn said to have once housed George Washington appears to have started in a waiter’s station, according to the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office, reports (

Flames tore through the 300-year-old Seargantsville Inn in Delaware Township early Monday.

The exact cause of the fire is not determined but it is not considered to be suspicious, Prosecutor Anthony Kearns III said in a news release Thursday announcing the completion of the investigation.

Anyone with information on the fire should call the prosecutor’s office at 908-788-1129.