SOMERSET, NJ - At approximately 5 pm Sunday evening a car caught fire near Canal Road and Suydam Road, according to a Breaking News Network alert.  

Motorists were urged to avoid Suydam Road while firefighters work to extinguish the blaze, according to the Franklin Township Police Department's Facebook page.

According to police the passengers of the vehicle were able to escape unharmed.

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Members from Millstone Valley Fire, Middlebush Fire, Griggstown Fire, the NJ Forest Fire Service (NJFFS) and East Millstone EMS reported to the scene and were quickly able to bring the blaze under control, police say.

 The NJFFS is checking the area to ensure there is no exposure to the surrounding brush, police say. 

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