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Authorities investigating fatal Thanksgiving Day fire in Somerset County

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ (Somerset County) – Authorities are investigating a fatal fire which occurred over-night on Thanksgiving in Franklin Township, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald.

On Nov. 23, at around 11:49 p.m., emergency crews responded to an active single family residential fire on Amwell Road, McDonald said.

The residence was fully engulfed on arrival and upon extinguishing the fire, firefighters were able to locate and recover the remains of an occupant of the residence, McDonald said.

The preliminary investigation has revealed that at the time of the fire the structure was occupied by a single resident. A positive identification of the decedent is pending by the Medical Examiner’s Office, McDonald said.

“The investigation remains ongoing to determine the cause and origin of the fire,” McDonald said.

Franklin Township Fire Department and the Franklin Township Police Department were assisted by the Middlebush Fire, Millstone Valley Fire, Somerset Fire and Rescue Company, Elizabeth Avenue Fire, Community Fire and Rescue, Woods Road Fire, Hillsborough Fire, Somerset County Fire Investigation Unit, and Investigators with the New Jersey Northern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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