Multi-Alarm Fire Injures Four in Franklin (NJ)

A fire in a residential home shortly after noon in the Somerset section of the township injured three women and a girl on Saturday afternoon, reports (

According to a Franklin’s Police Department spokesman, multiple 9-1-1 came into the police department at 12:19 p.m., reporting a residential structure fire on Willow Avenue.

When the fire started, four females — ages 65, 31, 27, and 10 — were inside the residence and all had escaped prior to the arrival of emergency personnel. Each one suffered smoke inhalation and they were transported to various hospitals. The 27- and 10-year-old females were transported to St. Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick. The 65- and 31-year-old were transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, also in New Brunswick. The 65-year-old female was later transferred to St. Barnebas Burn Center in Livingston, Rizzo said.

The fire required firefighters from numerous companies, including from Somerset Fire and Rescue, Middlebush Fire, Elizabeth Avenue Fire, Millstone Valley Fire, Community Volunteer Fire and Griggstown Fire from Franklin, South Bound Brook Fire, Bound Brook Fire, Middlesex Borough Fire, River Road Fire from Piscataway and Finderne Fire from Bridgewater. Emergency medical personnel from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, and emergency medical services from the East Millstone section of Franklin, Somerville and Hillsborough were also on scene.


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