SOUTH BRUNSWICK – A single-family home in the Monmouth Junction section of the township required dozens of firefighters to battle the flames.
At 2:26 p.m. Aug. 14, South Brunswick Police received a 911 call of a house on fire at 10 Wexford Drive. Officers and firefighters arrived to observe thick smoke coming from the front of the residence, according to information provided by the South Brunswick Police Department.
“On arrival we were confronted with smoke pushing out the front of the residence and heavy fire pouring out the rear of the home and spreading to the second floor. The fire went to a second alarm and required 75 firefighters from several departments,” Monmouth Junction Fire Chief Scott Smith said.
The fire was so intense the roof collapsed on the home, according to officials. Firefighters were able to stop the spread of the fire into an attached garage which had two vehicles in it.
There were no injuries, police said. The 39-year-old homeowner is staying with friends in the area.
The house, which was just purchased two months ago, was deemed uninhabitable, according to reports.
It was determined that the blaze was accidental in nature, according to police. The South Brunswick Fire Marshal, Middlesex County Fire Marshal, Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and South Brunswick Police investigated the cause of the blaze.
Firefighters remained on scene till 6:30 p.m. The Monmouth Junction, Kendall Park and Kingston fire companies responded to the blaze, as well as crews from North Brunswick, Plainsboro, East Brunswick, Franklin Park and Milltown.
South Brunswick EMS, Monmouth Junction First Aid and Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad also responded.