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Fire Tears through Vacant House in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A fire ripped through a vacant city house early Sunday morning, burning off the roof, according to officials.

The call for a fire at 8 Reservoir Ave., near Recreation Park and Rutgers’ Cook Douglass Campus, came in at 3:24 a.m. March 19, city spokesperson Jennifer Bradshaw told TAPinto New Brunswick. Firefighters arrived on scene at 3:39 a.m., she said.

“Upon arrival, the fire department found the building to be fully involved, with fire throughout the entire structure and the roof,” she said.

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Firefighters called in a second alarm immediately. They brought the blaze under control by 4:30 a.m. and cleared the scene at 6:51 a.m., Bradshaw said.

No one was injured in the fire.

The building, however, sustained “major structural damage,” notably to the roof, she said.

New Brunswick officials are investigating what sparked the fire.

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