Firefighters in Carteret battled an early morning fire that ignited inside a home in the town on Monday.
Crews from several municipalities in Middlesex County joined Carteret in extinguishing a fire that erupted at 17 Vermont Avenue shortly before 3:50 a.m.
Heavy smoke billowed from a basement apartment when firefighters arrived, with flames beginning to extend to the first floor.
One person was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation while firefighters stretched lines in an attempt to put the fire out.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, and no severe injuries were reported.