On Monday January 22nd, 2018 at approximately 3:44 p.m. Fire District #3 was dispatched to 37 Millstone Road, for a reported Structure Fire.
Deputy 27 (C. Banks) arrived and established command, reporting smoke showing from a 1 story detached garage. Chief 27 (D. Krushinski) arrived and assumed command, while D/C Banks handled operations. The garage was found to have been converted into a 2 bedroom apartment.
Engine 253 arrived first due and with Asst. 27 (B. Shannon), stretched a line into the apartment. The cabinets and stove were on fire, with extension into the ceiling. After the fire was extinguished, the crew from Engine 27 opened up the walls and ceilings. A search was performed for the family’s pets, which both were located and turned over to Franklin Twp. Animal Control.
Somerset Fire and Rescue stood by as the Rapid Intervention Crew, while units operated on the fire ground. The fire was ultimately held to the kitchen after approximately 1 hour of on-scene operation.
Units on the scene were Car 27, Car 272, Carr 273, Squad 27, Engine 27, Air 27, Utility 27, Car 25, Engine 253 and Ladder 25. Thank you to all those who assisted both on scene and those who provided coverage for Fire District #3.