By CBS3 Staff

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — A house in South Jersey was destroyed in an early morning fire on Wednesday. Flames broke out at the home on Forest Grove Road in Franklin Township, around 8:30 a.m.

Authorities say multiple fire departments helped douse the flames.

Franklin Township House Destroyed In Multi-Alarm Fire

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No one was home at the time of the fire, officials say.

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A 64-year-old firefighter from Landisville Fire Company was taken to the hospital after experiencing a medical condition.

He’s listed in critical but stable condition.

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The cause of the fire is under investigation.