Fatal Fire Under Investigation In East Brunswick

December 20, 2022

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief Frank LoSacco of the East Brunswick Police Department announced today that authorities are investigating a fire in which one person perished.

Today, at approximately 4:50 a.m., authorities responded to a residence on Lear Court in East Brunswick Township following a report of a structure fire. Upon their arrival, first responders located an unresponsive man inside the residence. The man, whose identity is being withheld pending notification to his next of kin, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of death remains undetermined pending the completion of an autopsy by the Middlesex County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office. No firefighters or police officers were injured.

While the investigation is ongoing, a preliminary investigation indicates that the fire is not suspicious in nature.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is active and continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Lieutenant Donald Carruth of the East Brunswick Police Department at 908-421-3707 or Detective Kevin Schroeck of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4194.

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