Electrical Fire Temporarily Closes Good Fortune Supermarket

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Yellow police tape blocks the entrance of the Good Fortune Supermarket on Route 27.

The Good Fortune Supermarket on Route 27 remained closed July 8 after an electrical cord coming in contact with a lobster tank sparked an early morning fire.

When township Officer Patrick Clyne responded to a fire alarm call at the supermarket at about 4:46 a.m., he saw heavy smoke coming through the store’s front doors, he reported.

Franklin Park Fire Company Chief James Cooper was the first to arrive on the scene after he called police dispatch, Clyne reported. The Franklin Park Fire Co. was joined by Community Fire Company and the Griggstown Volunteer Fire Company in extinguishing the fire, he said.

It was Cooper who determined the fire’s cause, Clyne reported. Township Fire Inspector Peter Haver investigated and determined the fire was not suspicious in nature, Clyne reported.

A sign on the store’s front door notified customers that the store was temporarily closed. The Somerset County Health Department was on the scene early in the afternoon of July 8.


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