May 2, 2023
SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–South Brunswick Police received a 9-1-1 call on Monday night May 1, 2023, at 6:03 p.m., reporting a fire in a home on Maine Street in the Monmouth Mobile Home Park off Route 1. When officers and firefighters arrived, there was heavy smoke and visible fire at the rear of the home. The two residents who lived there had already gotten out of the home. Nearby homes were quickly evacuated.
The Kendall Park, Monmouth Junction, and Kingston Fire Departments battled the blaze. Kendall Park Fire Chief Chris Perez said, “It took 35 firefighters approximately 30 minutes to bring the blaze under control.” He added, “Firefighters did an excellent job of preventing the fire from spreading to any of the nearby homes.”
The Kendall Park First Aid Squad responded, but there were no injuries. One of the homeowner’s cats perished in the fire. The home was destroyed in the fire and the two residents were provided shelter by the American Red Cross.
South Brunswick Deputy Fire Marshal Murnieks determined the fire was not suspicious