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South Brunswick Twp Police Department
Wednesday October 24th, 2018 :: 10:52 a.m. EDT


2 Alarm Mobile Home Fire, 4 Pets Perish

At 4:00am South Brunswick Police were dispatched to the Brookside Mobile Home Park for an active mobile home fire.  As Officers arrived they discovered that the fire had spread to an additional mobile home.  All of the occupants from those trailers were able to get out safely prior to Police arrival.  Four pets perished from the effected homes as a result of the fire.  Officers then evacuated all of the trailers that were in close proximity to the mobile homes on fire.  All three South Brunswick Township Fire Departments (Monmouth Junction, Kendall Park, Kingston) responded to the scene along with North Brunswick Engine 2, East Brunswick Brookview, and Jamesburg Fire Departments.  There were 50 Firefighters at the scene which took 30 minutes to bring under control.  Monmouth Junction Fire Chief Scott Smith said, “When we arrived there were heavy fire conditions coming from both mobile homes.  There were also 5 additional mobile homes in jeopardy when we arrived.  Firefighters on scene aggressively attacked the fire to get it under control.” 

The three displaced occupants of the destroyed mobile homes are going to be relocated by Brookside Mobile Home Park management.  The South Brunswick Fire Marshal is investigating the fire, but it appears to be accidental in nature.  

The Monmouth Junction First Aid Squad also responded to the fire.  There were no injuries.   

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South Brunswick Twp Police Department
540 Ridge Rd
South Brunswick Township, NJ 08852

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 732-329-4646

Detective Dennis Yuhasz

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