SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – No injuries were reported as more than 75 firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze in Monmouth Junction Monday afternoon, officials said.
Firefighters from the township and local area fought a fire at 10 Wexford Drive in the Monmouth Junction section of the township during the afternoon Monday.
At 2:26 p.m. a pizza delivery person reported the fire to police.
"When I arrived there was heavy fire in the rear of the home and spreading to the second floor," Monmouth Junction fire Chief Scott Smith said. "The fire blew out the windows on the bottom floor."
All three township fire companies, Monmouth Junction, Kendall Park and Kingston, along with Plainsboro, North Brunswick, East Brunswick, Monmouth Junction EMS, Princeton EMS and South Brunswick EMS went to the scene.
The sole occupant, a 39-year-old man, was able to escape the home, police said.
A total of more than 75 firefighters responded to the scene, according to police, and no injuries were reported.
The home suffered severe damage, including the roof collapsing, and is uninhabitable, according to police.
South Brunswick's Fire Marshal, Middlesex County Fire Marshal, Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office and detectives are investigating the cause.
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