EDISON – Two individuals and a canine died Wednesday in a fireplace at a Jill Courtroom dwelling, officers mentioned.


The victims, whose identities haven’t been confirmed, had been found shortly after the fireplace, which occurred in a duplex dwelling at 19 Jill Courtroom at roughly 2:21 p.m., appearing Middlesex County Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Edison Police Chief Thomas Bryan mentioned in a launch.

One sufferer was pronounced lifeless on the scene, and the opposite was taken to Robert Wooden Johnson Hospital however died shortly after, in response to the discharge.

The reason for dying stays undetermined, pending the completion of autopsies by the Middlesex County Regional Medical Examiner’s Workplace, the discharge states.

Emergency personnel responded to Jill Courtroom to battle the two-alarm hearth, which induced in depth injury.


No firefighters or cops had been injured, in response to the discharge.

Amongst these businesses known as to the scene to research had been the Edison Fireplace Division, the Edison Police Division, the Middlesex County Workplace of the Fireplace Marshal and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Workplace.

Edison Enterprise Administrator Maureen Ruane despatched out a information launch indicating two individuals had died within the hearth earlier than affirmation got here from the prosecutor’s workplace.


“We’ve got no data on accidents to others. We prolong our sympathies to the household,” Ruane mentioned within the launch.

“The township won’t provide any additional touch upon this tragedy. All questions ought to be directed to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Workplace at 732-745-3300, who will examine the circumstances in mild of the lack of life,” Ruane mentioned.


The hearth was deemed beneath management earlier than three:30 p.m.

 An investigation into the reason for the fireplace is lively and is continuous. Anybody with data is requested to name Edison Detective Frank Varga at 732-248-7400, or Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Workplace Detective Sean Sullivan at 732-745-4060.

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