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12 displaced following Friday morning fire on Somerset Street

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A fire on Somerset Street early Friday morning displaced 12 residents, city officials confirmed.

The city fire department first received a fire call for a two-family dwelling at 2:43 a.m., said city spokesperson Jennifer Bradshaw.

When fire officials arrived on scene at 2:46 a.m., they found smoke and fire visible from the roof and the windows of the third floor and quickly spreading to the second floor, Bradshaw said.

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No injuries were reported as all the residents self-evacuated, Bradshaw said.

At 3:30 a.m., New Brunswick called for mutual aid and received help from the fire departments of Edison, East Brunswick, North Brunswick, South River and Milltown. The fire cleared the scene at 5:58 a.m.

Following the fire, the building was no longer habitable, Bradshaw said, leaving 12 residents displaced.

The Red Cross was called in to help with their relocation.

Editor Daniel J. Munoz, dmunoz@tapinto.nettwitter.com/DanielMunoz100

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