PLAINFIELD, NJ - Around 2:00 pm on Tuesday, June 27, a fire broke out at a wood frame two-story home on East 7th Street between Leland Avenue and Marshall Place.
In addition to Plainfield, fire services from neighboring towns were on hand, including South Plainfield, North Plainfield, Cranford and Westfield.
A neighbor who didn't want to give her name said she heard what sounded like an explosion, and when she stuck her head out of her window, a Plainfield fire truck was pulling up.
Nick, the owner of the house, said it may have been caused by a propane tank on the back porch.
No injuries were reported, and TAPinto Plainfield saw a fireman bring a small dog out of the home, to the relief of one of the renters.
Around 3:30 pm, there were reports that the fire was under control.
UPDATE: The Plainfield Police Division has issued the following statement on the incident.
On Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at approximately 2:25 pm, Plainfield Police and Fire Units responded to the 1200 block of East Seventh Street on a report of a structure fire to a single family residence. Upon arrival, it was determined that all the occupants were accounted for.
Fire units from several surrounding towns, the Plainfield Rescue Squad, nd Union County EMS/HazMat also responded to the scene and assisted. The cause remains under investigation but does not appear suspicious. The home remains uninhabitable and there were five occupants displaced. The American Red Cross is assisting in finding shelter for those displaced.