An early morning house fire on Major Road was quickly extinguished by first responders, who helped prevent serious damage to the residence on Monday.
At 2:55 a.m., a resident of a single family home on the 500 block of Major Road woke up and smelled smoke in her home. The woman and her husband were able to quickly evacuate their three young children out of the home before calling 911.
South Brunswick Police Sgt. Mike Lapoint arrived at the residence within one minute of the call and found the front porch engulfed in flames, police said.
Sgt. Lapoint was able to prevent the fire from spreading by using a fire extinguisher from his patrol car. Officer Ricardo Moreira arrived shortly thereafter and helped contain the fire to the front of the residence. The Monmouth Junction Fire Department then arrived and fully extinguished the blaze. The Kendall Park Fire Department, Monmouth Junction EMS and Monroe EMS also responded to the call. There were no injuries sustained. Firefighters remained at the scene for about two hours.
The cause of the blaze is under investigation by the South Brunswick Fire Marshal.
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