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Ray Street Fire Damages Home

Fire fighters respond to a house fire on Ray Street on Sept. 10. Photo: Franklin Township Police Department.

No one was injured in an early afternoon house fire on Ray Street Sept. 10, authorities said.

But the house was heavily damaged and declared uninhabitable, forcing its occupants to find another place to stay, according to a press release from the Franklin Township Police.

The initial investigation indicated that the fire does not appear to be suspicious, the release said.

Police received a 9-1-1 call about the fire at about 12:07 p.m., according to the release. Responding officers saw heavy smoke coming from the house.

Police determined that all of the house’s occupants had safely left, according to the release.

Firefighters from Community, East Franklin, North Brunswick and New Brunswick responded to the scene and extinguished the fire, according to the release.

The house was heavily damaged by fire, smoke and water, the release said. Red Cross representatives were on hand to help the occupants find alternate accommodations.

The investigation is being conducted by the Franklin Township Office of Fire Prevention.

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