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No One Injured In Smokey Incident At Regency Heritage Nursing Home

There were no injuries the evening of Aug. 16 during a smokey incident at Regency Heritage Nursing Home on DeMott Lane.

The incident forced the temporary evacuation of all residents in one wing of the home, according to a release from the township police.

Police reported a call was received at about 8:17 p.m. of a smoke condition at the home. Police found “moderate” smoke and an “electrical burning” smell evident in one room.

All the residents of that wing were evacuated into the building’s dining room, police said.

The room’s resident could not specify what time the smoke started, police said.

Responding were squads from the Middlebush, Somerset, Elizabeth Avenue, Franklin Park, Millstone Valley and Community fire companies, as well as Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Franklin-Somerset EMS, police said.

Regency staff told police they had a plan to temporarily house the evacuated residents in another part of the building.

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