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Fire Rips Through Three Homes In Kingsberry Acres

Three homes were left uninhabitable Feb. 13 after they were ravaged by fire. Photo: Franklin Township Police Department.


Three families were displaced following a fire Feb. 13 at Kingsberry Acres.

No residents were injured in the blaze, but a Franklin Township Police officer was treated for a minor injury, according to a press release from the FTPD.

The Kingsberry Drive blaze was initially reported at 6:26 a.m., according to the release. Arriving officers found one home fully engulfed in flames.

FTPD spokesman Lt. Phil Rizzo said the fire was brought under control in about an hour, but it took another hour to fully extinguish the flames.

Police evacuated residents of surrounding homes while the fire was fought by firefighters from the Franklin Township Office of Fire Prevention and the Kendall Park, Franklin Park, Middlebush, Little Rocky Hill and Griggstown fire companies, according to the release.

Three of the units were deemed to be uninhabitable, the release said. One resident required emergency housing assistance from the American Red Cross.

An initial investigation by the township Office of Fire Prevention showed that the fire started in the garage of one of the homes, before spreading to the other homes according to the release. The fire did not appear to be suspicious, the release said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 

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