Police & Fire

Monday Afternoon Fire Guts South Plainfield Home

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield fire units as well as units from surrounding towns responded to a two-alarm fire Monday afternoon on Arlington Avenue.

There were no injuries reported in the fire, which tore through the two-story home. Billowing smoke from the blaze could be seen for miles, and areas near Roosevelt School were engulfed in smoke.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Fire investigators were still at the scene this evening. The Arlington Avenue home suffered extensive damage from the blaze.  A large portion of the roof appears to have collapsed due to the intensity of the blaze.

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“A heavy and aggressive attack by the fireman on scene enabled the fire crews to bring the blaze under control in about a half an hour,” said South Plainfield Fire Chief Tom Scalera. “In addition to South Plainfield fire, police, OEM and EMS, we had units from Plainfield and New Market on scene as well as Metuchen and Colonia on standby.”

TAP into South Plainfield will update this story as more information is made available.

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