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Middlesex County Fire Marshal unable to determine cause of Cranbury Pizza fire

Cranbury Pizza in downtown Cranbury on June 20.

The Middlesex County Fire Marshal’s Office was unable to find the cause of the fire that took place this summer at the Cranbury Pizza building on North Main Street.

Before a final report could be complete, Middlesex County Fire Marshal Mike Gallagher and officials had to concur with the insurance investigators to finalize the report on the June 19 fire in Cranbury.

Cranbury firefighters battled the fire at Cranbury Pizza, 63 N. Main St. Firefighters responded to an initial call at 6:38 p.m. on June 19 of fire at the building location.

According to Cranbury Fire official Sam DiStasio’s June 22 report to the Cranbury Township Committee, upon arrival by the first unit smoke was found enveloping and coming out of the roof and the side of the building.

About eight different fire companies participated in extinguishing the fire. There had been a lot of structural damage to the building, according to the Cranbury Fire Department.

At the time of the fire, current occupants included workers at the pizzeria and occupants of the apartments, which are part of the building. Occupants living in the building who were affected included Denise Valdes and the Dario Parades family.

There were no injuries to the occupants and firefighters on scene, according to the fire department.

The story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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