Santa on fire truck saves New Jersey family from house fire

NEW JERSEY (WABC) -- Santa Claus came to a New Jersey town a little early and ended up giving a family the greatest gift of all ... their lives.

Fire officials say Santa was riding on top of a Reliance Fire Company truck, spreading cheer to children in Pilesgrove Township when he noticed something was wrong.

He spotted fire coming from the edge of the roof a three-story home at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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Santa joined some firefighters stopped, knocked on the door and alerted a woman and her children about the fire.

No one was hurt.

The fire chief says a malfunction with the chimney caused the fire.

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