NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Several residents were displaced following a New Street fire on Thursday evening, escaping without injury, city officials said.
The fire was reported at 8:58 p.m. on Jan. 11 for the three-story dwelling, and firefighters were on the scene three minutes later, according to city spokesperson Jennifer Bradshaw.
Firefighters found the blaze at the rear exterior of the building and extending upward. They were able to extinguish it, and the scene was cleared by 10:10 p.m. A following investigation ruled the cause of the fire to be accidental.
Despite no injuries, the occupants had been relocated until the house could be repaired and deemed habitable, Bradshaw said.
Three of the tenants are known to have been temporarily relocated by the owner of the property, Bradshaw said.