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BREAKING: Piscataway Firefighters Extinguish Fast-Moving House Fire

By rlsmetro on

Offcials are reporting a swift Pistacatway Firefighter response to an early morning fire that engulfed a house in the town early Tuesday morning.

According to preliminary reports, crews raced to the 1500 block of West 4th Street after receiving several 911 calls from residents in the area reporting fire with possible explosions coming from a nearby home.

When firefighters arrived, they found the front of a house ignited in flames just before 4:15 a.m.

Firefighters stretched several lines to knock down the blaze that caused severe damage to the house.

Piscataway officials released the following statement:

"Deep appreciation is expressed to Piscataway resident Mario Reyes who saved a family earlier this morning from a burning house across the street from his home. At one point, Mr. Reyes caught a baby and a toddler that had to be dropped from a second story window by the mother. Mr. Reyes also went into the burning house at risk of his life to save others, bringing one adult out of the house. All family members were taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for examination and treatment".

It took crews under a half hour to bring the fire under control with a search of the structure for trapped and injured occupants coming back negative.

The cause is under investigation.