Mulch Fire Burns Outside of East Windsor House
Firefighters responded within four minutes of being dispatched to the call.
A mulch fire that extended to an East Windsor house Tuesday afternoon could have been worse if firefighters did not arrive as quickly as they did, according a fire official.
Fire crews were on scene within four minutes of being dispatched at 2:50 p.m. to the Pierce Road fire, said Hightstown Engine Company Deputy Chief Scott Jenkins. The blaze appeared to have started in the mulch next to the house, and then caught the siding on fire.
“It was extinguished in time before it reached the interior of the house,” Jenkins said. “If it would have had more time it could have burned through the house.”
Firefighters watered down the mulch around the house to help prevent it from reigniting, Jenkins said. The fire remains under investigation.