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††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† *News Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: January 20, 2012







Woodbridge fire intentionally set; victim identified


Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Director Robert Hubner of the Woodbridge Police Department announced today that a fire at a house in the Menlo Park Terrace section of the township was intentionally set by a township man who was killed in the blaze.


Robert Nass, 56, of 33 Jefferson Street was identified as a victim in the fire that he intentionally set in the basement of the house on January 19, 2012.


An autopsy performed by the Middlesex County Medical Examinerís Office determined that he died from smoke inhalation.


A firefighter, Bruce Turcotte, 58, also died after he arrived at the scene of the blaze. An autopsy determined he died of natural causes.


The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Todd OíMalley of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office at (732) 745-3300, or the Woodbridge Police Department at (732) 634-7700.