Glassboro Home, 2 Cars Destroyed In Arson Fire

GLASSBORO, N.J. (CBS) — Authorities are investigating an arson fire that destroyed a home in Gloucester County, early Tuesday morning.

It happened in the 400 block of Hamilton Rd. in Glassboro, just before 4:30 a.m.

Fire officials say three people made it out of the home and no one was hurt.

“At first I just thought I was dreaming that this couldn’t be real and then I heard screaming, knocking, banging, people screaming fire,” said Jacob Kershaw, who lives in the house. “I just watched as flames destroyed my car, destroyed their cars and destroyed all of my stuff.”

The fire also destroyed at least two cars in the driveway.

Authorities believe it was arson, and this isn’t the only damage. Two blocks further down on Lehigh Road, Channon Armstrong’s wooden fence was set on fire during the night.

“Well it’s a little bit scary, we’ve had some interesting things happen, it’s a college town,” says Armstrong. “We’ve had like law ornaments stolen and silly things but nothing this serious.”

According to a tweet from the Phi-Kappa-Si fraternity, this was their Rowan chapter house.

Kershaw says five guys usually live here at a time. He was in the house with another fraternity brother Ryan and his girlfriend Elisa at the time of the fire.

Ryan was about to move out and Jacob just moved in the day before the fire.

There have been no arrests in this case.

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