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South Brunswick Twp Police Department
Monday September 9th, 2019 :: 08:30 a.m. EDT


Fire Displaces South Brunswick Family.

A fire and subsequent gas leak Saturday evening displaced a family with 3 school aged children. The fire was reported at 6pm on Kory Drive. When officers and firefighters arrived they found smoke coming from the top floor of the two story home. The home had already been evacuated. Kendall Park Fire Department arrived and contained the fire to one area of the residence. While in the home firefighters discovered an active gas leak and were forced to back out of the residence. 

Firefighters and police officers evacuated 20 homes near where the fire was while they waited for PSEG to come secure the gas line. After the gas was turned off, firefighters went back into the home to make sure the fire was out. Kendall Park Fire Chief Chris Perez said, "There were 55 firefighters on scene and they were able to quickly put out the fire but had to wait for the gas to be shut off to be sure." The home suffered extensive damage and was left uninhabitable. The family was staying with relatives.

The cause of the fire was not suspicious but the exact cause will be determined by the South Brunswick Fire Marshal. All three Township fire departments - Kendall Park, Monmouth Junction, and Kingston responded to the blaze. The Kendall Park First Aid also responded.

A Go Fund me page has been set up be a family friend to assist the family -

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

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

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