Amy Braunstein

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Fire and EMS workers responded to fire alarms at 99 Bayard around noon on Thursday.  Emergency vehicles closed Bayard Street between Joyce Kilmer Ave and Kirkpatrick St to extinguish the fire.

The fire forced residents and employees in the building to evacuate.

Witnesses said that a resident had called for help when he saw thick smoke coming from behind a door on the first floor of 99 Bayard st.