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Three Adults, One Child Injured In Willow Avenue House Fire

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Three adults and a child were injured April 11 in a house fire on Willow Avenue.
Photo: Franklin Township Police Department.


Three adults and one child were treated for smoke inhalation April 11 after a fire broke out in a Willow Avenue home.

Police said multiple 9-1-1 calls were received at about 12:19 p.m. from people reporting the fire. Officers arrived at the scene to find smoke and fire coming from the home.

The occupants – women aged 65, 31, 27 and 10 – had exited the home prior to police arriving, police said.

The 27- and 10-year-olds were taken to St. Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick, while the 65- and 31-year-olds were taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick. The 65-year-old was later transferred to St. Barnebas Burn Center in Livingston.

Firefighters from the following companies were on scene to battle the blaze: Somerset Fire and Rescue, Middlebush Fire, Elizabeth Avenue Fire, Millstone Valley Fire, Community Volunteer Fire, Griggstown Fire, South Bound Brook Fire, Bound Brook Fire, Middlesex Fire, River Road Fire, and Finderne Fire. Emergency Medical Personnel from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, East Millstone EMS, Somerville EMS and Hillsborough Emergency Medical Service were also on scene.

The fire is under investigation by the township Office of Fire Prevention, although a preliminary investigation revealed that the fire does not appear to be suspicious, police said.

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