EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - A fire broke out at 17 Williamsburg Court, completely destroying the home of 6 East Brunswick residents, on the morning of October 19.
Police, Fire and EMS responded to 17 Williamsburg Court for a structure fire at 9:38 am, says a report issued by the East Brunswick Police Department.
Upon arrival of the first responders, the single family house was fully engulfed, and the single resident at home at the time had been safely evacuated uninjured.
As a result of the fire, a gas leak occurred at the residence and residents of surrounding homes were temporarily evacuated.
According to Investigator Mike Seidler, one firefighter was injured and then treated at the scene. No residents or neighbors were injured in the fire, which remained contained to the one home. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation, but no foul play was suspected.
Once the fire was contained, PSE&G was able to secure the gas leak and all evacuated residents were able to return to their homes.
Jack Kramer, Middlesex County Fire Coordinator, said that about 50 firefighters were involved in controlling the blaze or providing other support for East Brunswick. In all, he said, 12 companies responded to the event.
A local resident described the fire as having "lots of smoke" and the response by many vehicles including trucks from PSE&G being "too close to home."