SOMERSET, NJ - Six people had to be relocated by the American Red Cross, Tuesday night due to a residential fire on Amwell Road.
Police received a 9-1-1 call on Tuesday at 4:20 pm reporting a fire, according to a news release. Responding officers reported seeing heavy smoke coming from the residence. Police say the six occupants evacuated the home uninjured.
"Firefighters from The Franklin Township Office of Fire Prevention, Middlebush Fire Company, Elizabeth Avenue Fire Company, Millstone Valley Fire Company, Somerset Fire and Rescue and East Franklin Fire Company responded to the scene to battle the blaze," FTPD Lt. Phil Rizzo said in a statement.
Representatives from the Franklin Township Office of Emergency Management were also on scene.
Officials say the fire started in the kitchen area from an undetermined source and doesn't appear to be suspicious in nature.
"The home was deemed uninhabitable as a result of fire, smoke and water damage," Rizzo said. The American Red Cross responded to the scene and assisted in obtaining shelter for the displaced residents.
Amwell Road was closed between Demott Lane and Cedar Grove Lane for approximately two hours during the incident.