NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A fire in a vacant home last weekend resulted in a “minor injury” to a New Brunswick firefighter, according to the city.
The New Brunswick Fire Department got a call at 7:51 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, for a blaze at 301 Redmond St., city spokesperson Jennifer Bradshaw told TAPinto New Brunswick. Firefighters got there a couple minutes later and saw flames on the second floor of the vacant two-family house, she said.
They checked the building for people but found none, she said.
One firefighter was injured during the call, according to the city. That person was treated and then released. The nature of the individual's injury wasn't immediately available.
“The fire was brought under control quickly,” Bradshaw added, “but it did progress to a second alarm.”
By 9:12 p.m., the department had cleared the scene, she said.
New Brunswick fire officials are still investigating the cause of the fire, she said.