1 killed, 1 seriously injured in Old Bridge fire, mayor says
OLD BRIDGE -- An early morning, three-alarm fire killed a man and left three injured, and two firefighters in Central Jersey on Tuesday.
Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said the fire started around 1 a.m. in the first house on Judy Court. Joseph Berna, 68 was found dead onn the first floor of the two story home, according to Carey, who His 89-year-old father was yelling out the window when fire crews arrived.
"Someone is alive because of our first responders getting them out of the house. So yeah, it’s a tough day," Old Bridge Mayor Owen Henry told CBS New York.
The father, whose identity was not disclosed by Carey, was treated for burns at St. Barnabas Hospital in Livingston.
Two firefighters were treated for minor injuries at Raritan Bay Medical Center and released, according to Carey.
Carey's office along with the Middlesex County Fire Marshal's Office and Old Bridge Police are investigating the fire. Carey asked anyone with information about the fire to call Old Bridge Police at 732-721-5600, extension 3202 or the Prosecutor's Office at 732-745-3848.
Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com.
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