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Fire Leads to Displacements, Injury to Firefighter

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A fire that broke out early this morning in a city townhouse injured one firefighter and booted three people from their home, according to a New Brunswick official.

Emergency responders received a call at 5:59 a.m. today, Aug. 15, for a fire at 90 Lawrence St., city spokesperson Jennifer Bradshaw told TAPinto New Brunswick. She said firefighters arrived on scene four minutes later and saw smoke streaming out of a single-family townhouse.

They pinpointed the blaze to a second-floor bedroom, she said. Firefighters got the incident “under control” by 6:32 a.m. and cleared the scene roughly two hours later, according to the city.

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Tenants had evacuated the building on their own, Bradshaw said.

One firefighter, meanwhile, sustained a “minor injury” during the call. What caused that injury wasn't immediately clear.

The fire displaced three residents, who then found places to stay, Bradshaw said.

“The fire remains under investigation, but is not believed to be suspicious,” she noted.

Fire companies from North Brunswick, East Franklin, East Brunswick and Edison provided mutual aid to the New Brunswick Fire Department, according to the city.

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