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Diner Fire Closes Route 22 in Bridgewater Township

Bridgewater Township

Firefighters in Somerset County made fast work out of a fire that ignited inside a restaurant in Bridgewater overnight. 

At approximately midnight, firefighters responded to reports of a fire at the Bridgewater Diner located in the 1200 block of US-22 around 12:17 a.m. 

Upon arrival, crews immediately found the seat of the blaze and then extinguished the fire in under 30 minutes. 

Police closed the highway for firefighter and emergency responders' activity but opened the roadway around 2:45 a.m. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation, and the Bridgewater Township Health Department was notified.