Police & Fire

BREAKING NEWS: Major Fire at Kingsberry Acres (UPDATE)

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - One resident was displaced and three housing units at Kingsberry Acres were deemed uninhabitable due to fire and smoke damage from a Tuesday morning blaze, according to police. 

One officer suffered a minor injury and was treated and released, police say...

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One Person Displaced, Multiple Units Damaged in Kingsberry Acres Fire

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Firefighters extinguished a blaze at Kingsberry Acres Tuesday morning.

The fire started in a two and a half story condo at approximately 6:30 a.m., according to the Breaking News Network. TAPinto Franklin Township arrived at the location at approximately 9 a.m., and the fire was already put out. 

There were several holes in the roof where firefighters had vented the fire; the sheathing and shingles were gone and the roof rafters exposed.

Multiple police and fire personnel were still on the scene as of 9:30 a.m. 

Unknown is whether there were any injuries, whether the townhouse was occupied and whether any adjoining units were affected.

Built between 1983 and 1987, Kingsberry Acres is a townhouse development that spreads across 40 acres off Route 27, about four miles south of downtown New Brunswick. Each townhouse ranges in size from 1,546 sq. ft to 1,648 sq. ft., with several listed for sale on the internet for prices ranging between $243,000-$261,000.

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