Mobile Home in South Brunswick Destroyed in Fire.
A massive fire broke out in a mobile home in the Monmouth Mobile Home Park off Route 1 in South Brunswick, NJ, on Monday evening around 6:03 p.m., as per South Brunswick police reports. Police received a 911 call from a resident reporting a fire in their home located on Maine Street. Upon the arrival of the officers and firefighters, the rear portion of the home was found to be engulfed in flames while heavy smoke was emanating from the home. However, the two residents who lived there managed to escape unharmed. A nearby crowd was quickly evacuated as well.
Several firefighters worked in unity to put out the fire and prevent its spread to nearby homes, including belonging to the Kendall Park, Monmouth Junction, and Kingston fire departments. The Kendall Park Fire Chief, Chris Perez, said they had to use almost 35 firefighters who worked tirelessly for about half an hour before successfully bringing the massive blaze under control. He added that the firefighters’ coordination was outstanding, preventing the fire from spreading to any nearby homes.
The Kendall Park First Aid Squad was also present during the fire’s aftermath, but thankfully there were no injuries. However, one of the homeowner’s cats unfortunately perished in the incident. It has been discovered that the home was entirely destroyed by the blaze, leading the two residents to be provided with shelter by the American Red Cross.
South Brunswick Deputy Fire Marshal Murnieks has determined that the fire was not suspicious. The reason for the fire is currently unknown. Although the cause of the fire remains a mystery, the latest police reports reveal that the fire was not suspicious. An investigation is currently ongoing.
Authorities have urged anyone with any relevant information about the incident to contact the South Brunswick Police Department at (732) 329-4646, contact Officer Jesse Blake at ext. 7496, or email him at [email protected]. Anyone willing to offer information should note that it is entirely confidential. Ultimately, it is believed that this may have been a workplace accident or an electrical malfunction, but this is yet to be confirmed. The families affected by this significant fire received aid by charitable organizations, and are currently recovering from the loss.