Police & Fire

Fire Engulfs Home on Williamsburg Court

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Responder vehicles line Williamsburg court following an fire this morning. Credits: TAPinto East Brunswick
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5 fire departments and 50 firefights and police officers responded to the home emergency. Credits: TAPinto East Brunswick
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East Brunswick companies were joined by local towns who supplied support and coverage for the rest of East Brunswick. Credits: TAPinto East Brunswick
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Emergency vehicles, including those from PSE&G, filled Williamsburg Court. Credits: TAPinto East Brunswick
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The home at 18 Williamsburg Court was completely destroyed. Credits: TAPinto East Brunswick
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One firefighter was injured in the blaze and was treated at the scene. Credits: TAPinto East Brunswick
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Brookview Fire Company addressed the fire in East Brunswick's District 3. Credits: TAPinto East Brunswick
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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - A fire broke out this morning at 17 Williamsburg Court, completely destroying the home of 6 East Brunswick residents.

Police, Fire and EMS responded to 17 Williamsburg Court for a structure fire at 9:38 am, says a report issued by the East Brunswick Police Department. 

Upon arrival of the first responders, the single family house was fully engulfed, and the single resident at home at the time had been safely evacuated uninjured. 

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As a result of the fire, a gas leak occurred at the residence and residents of surrounding homes were temporarily evacuated. 

According to Investigator Mike Seidler, one firefighter was injured and was treated at the scene.  No residents or neighbors were injured in the fire, which remained contained to the one home.  The cause of the fire is currently under investigation, but no foul play was suspected.

Once the fire was contained, PSE&G was able to secure the gas leak and all evacuated residents were able to return to their homes.  

Jack Kramer, Middlesex County Fire Coordinator, said that about 50 firefighters were involved in controlling the blaze or providing other support for East Brunswick.  In all, he said, 12 companies responded to the event.

A local resident described the fire as having "lots of smoke" and the response by many vehicles including trucks from PSE&G being "too close to home." 

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