2 Men Found Dead After New Brunswick Fire

May 27, 2018 - 1:14 pm

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- Two men who are believed to have been squatters were found dead this weekend after a fire in a boarded-up structure in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

The New Brunswick police department said emergency personnel responded to the New Brunswick blaze at about 9:50 p.m. Saturday.

Arriving units reported the structure engulfed in flames that were quickly brought under control.

Police said the building was “an unoccupied structure that was condemned and boarded up” but a search by firefighters located two men on the second floor who were unresponsive.

They were pronounced dead at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. Their names were not immediately released.

Authorities said a preliminary investigation suggests the fire was accidental. The victims were believed to be squatters who gained access to the boarded-up structure. Two firefighters were treated for minor injuries.

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