SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – A township family is staying with friends after a Sunday night fire severely damaged their Kendall Road home, police said Monday.

At 10:53 p.m. Sunday night, police said they received a 911 from a resident who observed flames in her 49 Kendall Road kitchen.

“Firefighters arrived quickly and made an aggressive attack to keep the fire contained mainly to the kitchen,” Kendall Park Fire Chief Robert Cioffi said. “It took about 10 minutes to bring the fire under control.”

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Police said a total of 55 firefighters responded to the fire from the Kendall Park, Monmouth Junction, Kingston, North Brunswick, Griggstown fire departments, along with police and the Kendall Park First Aid Squad.

The residents of the home and a dog made it out of the home safely but had to stay with friends because of the extensive smoke and water damage, police said.

The fire is under investigation by the South Brunswick Fire Marshal’s Office, but is not believed to be suspicious.

Police said a firefighter suffered a minor injury battling the blaze, and firefighters were on scene till 1:30 a.m. Monday morning.

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