SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - On Monday, a 100-year-old house in the Dayton section of South Brunswick caught fire and suffered significant damage. The Monmouth Junction Fire Department was dispatched at 7:53 p.m. to the house at 370 Georges Road. All occupants were able to exit the house safely and no injuries were reported.
Due to the size of the fire, Monmouth Junction Fire Chief Scott Smith requested assistance in combating the fire. 60 firefighters from Monmouth Junction, Kendall Park, Kingston, Jamesburg, Plainsboro and North Brunswick responded to fight the fire and were able to contain it within 20 minutes. Ambulances from the Monmouth Junction First Aid Squad, South Brunswick EMS and Plainsboro came to the scene.
“Firefighters were confronted with heavy fire pushing out from the front of the home on arrival. The flames were being fanned by strong winds. The fire fighters did a tremendous job of making a fast attack to bring it under control.” said Fire Chief Scott Smith in a released statement. “The house is at least a hundred years old, if not older, so it took a lot of time for firefighters to check for hidden hot spots to ensure the fire would not rekindle after we left.”
The home is currently uninhabitable and residents are staying with family in the meantime. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the South Brunswick Township Fire Safety Bureau