NBFD fought to control a fire burning in the heart of the student neighborhood.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – One man died last night in a fire at 204 Easton Avenue, near the intersection with Courtlandt Street.   The two-alarm blaze engulfed a two-family house next to Knights Deli, a convenience store in the heart of the Sixth Ward student neighborhood.

According to Patch.com, two others were injured and set to be released from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.  Additionally, a city firefighter sustained a shoulder injury according to the report.

The fire started at about 10:10pm and burned well past midnight.  NBFD Director Robert Rawls told the Newark Star-Ledger there was “no reason to think” that the fire was suspicious.

Authorities are waiting to notify the man’s next of kin before releasing his name.

Charlie is the founder and editor of New Brunswick Today, and the winner of the Awbrey Award for Community-Oriented Local Journalism. He is a proud Rutgers University journalism graduate, a community organizer, and a former independent candidate for mayor of New Brunswick.