SOMERSET, NJ - An unspecified number of residents have been displaced from their homes after an early morning fire on Becket Place.
"Residents from two condominiums were displaced as a result of fire, smoke and water damage," FTPD Lt. Phil Rizzo said in a news release. "All the displaced residents are staying with family or friends in the area."
Police received a 9-1-1 call reporting a fire on Becket Place at 5:49 am Thursday morning, according to officials.
Police reported seeing black smoke and flames coming from the garage area of the multi-family dwelling.
Officers immediately went door to door to ensure that all of the residents were evacuated, police say.
Firefighters from the Franklin Township Office of Fire Prevention, Middlebush, Elizabeth Avenue, Community and Somerset Fire and Rescue responded to the scene to extinguish the blaze, according to police. EMS personnel from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital were on scene as well.
Police report no injuries from the fire.
"Inspectors from the Franklin Township Office of Fire Prevention are conducting an investigation to determine the cause and origin of the fire," Rizzo said. "The initial investigation revealed that the fire does not appear to be suspicious in nature."