Police & Fire

Multiple Units Damaged in Kingsberry Acres Fire

Credits: Courtesy of Franklin Township Police Department
Credits: Courtesy of Franklin Township Police Department

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - One resident was displaced and three housing units at Kingsberry Acres were deemed uninhabitable due to fire and smoke damage from a Tuesday morning blaze, according to police. 

One officer suffered a minor injury and was treated and released, police say. 

Police received a 9-1-1 call at 6:26 a.m. from a resident on Kingsberry Drive reporting a fire, according to a news release. When officers arrived on the scene they found the residence fully engulfed in flames, according to the release. 

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Police say adjacent units were immediately evacuated. Firefighters from the Franklin Township Office of Fire Prevention, Kendall Park, Middlebush, Little Rocky Hill and Griggstown responded to the scene to battle the blaze, police say. 

Robert Wood Johnson University Hosptial also sent EMS personnel to the scene. The displaced resident is receiving assistance from the American Red Cross, police say. 

"The initial investigation revealed that the fire did not appear to be suspicious in nature and started in the garage area of one of the homes," Franklin Township Police Department, Lt. Phil Rizzo said in a statement. "The fire then spread to the adjacent units on either side.   

According to police, no residents were hurt as a result of the incident. The actual cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The Franklin Township Office of Fire Prevention is conducting an investigation into this incident. 

Built between 1983 and 1987, Kingsberry Acres is a townhouse development that spreads across 40 acres off Route 27, about four miles south of downtown New Brunswick. Each townhouse ranges in size from 1,546 sq. ft to 1,648 sq. ft., with several listed for sale on the internet for prices ranging between $243,000-$261,000.

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