FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - On January 16, 2016 at 10:57 PM the Franklin Township Police Department received a 9-1-1 call reporting a house fire on Hillcrest Avenue.  Upon arrival officers discovered heavy smoke coming from the home.  Firefighters from numerous Franklin Township Fire Companies responded to the scene.  They were able to extinguish the fire prior to it reaching the first floor.  Firefighters believe that the fire was electrical and started in a basement wall.   It does not appear to be suspicious in nature.

The family, a 65 year old female and 34 year old male, was displaced from the home and is staying with relatives.