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Firefighters Battle Franklin Township House Fire

Franklin Township (Somerset)

Firefighters in Somerset County fought an early morning fire that damaged a house in Franklin Township Monday. 

The early morning blaze tore through a house located at 81 Girard Place shortly before 1 a.m. 

Firefighters arrived at the location and found heavy flames and reports of explosions coming from the single-family house. 

Officials on the scene notified PSE&G when flames were reportedly gas-fed and out of control.

Firefighters stretched several lines to get water on the blaze, which was extinguished in about an hour. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation and no severe injuries were reported.