Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The victims of the fire were identified on Wednesday morning.
A mother and daughter were found dead early Wednesday morning at the scene of a house fire in North Middletown. The victims of the fire are Diane Young, 54, and her daughter Jacquelin, 27, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. They were pronounced dead by the Monmouth County Medical Examiner's Office at 3:50 a.m. The fire started on the second floor bedroom of the house on Ideal Avenue at about 10:50 p.m. on Tuesda. A cause has not yet been determined, but it was deemed an accident, according to Charles Webster of the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. Middletown police are investigating the fire with the county agency, said Lt. Stephen Dollinger. According to Middletown Fire Department spokesman Andy Spears, when the …
Friday, March 8, 2013
A YouTube clip shows work done on the roof of a one-and-a-half story structure
Yesterday afternoon's Sea Bright fire at a structure on the Carriage House Marina property drew firefighters from several surrounding towns to help. Fighting the fire, which was contained in roughly one half an hour, involved breaking through the roof. Sea Bright Squad 43 was first on the scene. "Squad 43 established a supply line for the truck then proceeded to open the roof and preform searches ..." a post on the Sea Bright Fire Rescue Facebook page said. The above video clip, posted on YouTube, shows the roof entry.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Fire is contained
For the second time within 12 hours, fire has broken out in Sea Bright. Sea Bright Fire Company and several fire companies from neighboring towns were seen rushing to the scene at 1202 Ocean Avenue, the Carriage House Marina lot, from noon until 12:30 p.m. where authorities reported rescue activity on the balcony of a home there. People were prohibited from getting too close to the scene. However, later in the day, firefighters reported that there was an "aggressive interior attack on the heavy fire conditions present" as Sea Bright stations 43 and 33 (43 first) arrived at the one-and-a-half story ranch on the marina property, according to the Sea Bright Fire Rescue Facebook page. "Squad 43 established a supply line for the truck then …
The blaze was contained within roughly a half hour
In the very early morning hours, a fire broke out in an abandoned Sea Bright warehouse, authorities confirmed. The 6 River Street building caught fire at about 1:20 a.m.; and, the fire was contained by roughly 2 a.m., police said. The first squad and truck to arrive (43), "observed fire showing from the eves and transmitted a second alarm," a post on the Sea Bright Fire Rescue Facebook page said. "Squad 43 stretched its mansion line while crews from the truck preformed searches and opened the roof. The fire was quickly knocked down by the squad company." About 25 firefighters responded to the scene, according to APP.com, including firefighters from Rumson, Highlands and Monmouth Beach. Ocean Avenue was flooded Wednesday night, due to the …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Multiple Tinton Falls fire crews responded to the scene.
Update: 8:35 p.m.: According to Fire Chief Dan Chmarenko, there was one person inside of the building at the start of the blaze who was able to exit with no problem. The fire originated in an exterior cooling tower, not on the roof as originally reported. Crews from Northside Engine Co and Tinton Falls Fire Company Number 1 responded. A fire that broke out in the roof off an unoccupied Tinton Falls office building was successfully knocked down before it could spread to the rest of the building, fire officials said Friday night. Fire crews responded to reports of a fire at the NTS Engineering and Testing Services building on Gilbert Street, just behind a Shrewsbury Avenue car dealership, after neighbors in an adjacent building reported …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The fire has been ruled accidental, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office.
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Thursday, February 7
The four-alarm fire that burned through a century-old estate in Shrewsbury on Monday was caused by fireplace ashes that had been "improperly disposed," according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. The fire, which was ruled accidental, originated in a hall closet on the first floor where still-burning ashes cleaned from a fireplace had been placed, according to Charles Webster, spokesman for the prosecutor's office. Shrewsbury Fire Department Chief Peter Gibson said that the call came in around 1:15 p.m. on Feb. 4 for a fire at 469 Sycamore Ave. When firefighters arrived, "There was heavy fire showing on the first floor," he said. The cause of the fire was investigated by the prosecutor's office in conjunction with the county fire …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Nobody was hurt, and the fire was contained to the room by the Middletown Township Fire Department
When Carmen Ramos returned to the Comfort Inn on Route 35 in Middletown Sunday night, she saw fire trucks rolling out of the parking lot. When she pulled up outside her ground floor room, she was stunned to see the plate glass wall shattered, and the bed and furniture inside blackened by smoke and soaked by water. "What happened?!" asked Ramos, a FEMA worker from Kissimmee, Florida who has been working in Lincroft since November. "Oh gosh!" she said. A fire in her room set off an alarm at 5:32 p.m. and drew firefighters from four township fire companies and three first aid squads. Nobody was injured, and the fire was contained and under control by 5:59 p.m. The smoke from the fire could be detected as far away as Sears, north on Route 35…
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Others have had no power at all for 10 days
Gov. Christie told a gathering on Long Beach Island on Wednesday that the coming Nor'easter and anticipated snowfall would likely cause "a setback" in the work underway for full power restoration. Boy, he wasn't kidding. JCP&L, on its website, is acknowledging that the nor'easter has created new outages, often for customers who were hit with outages in the height of Sandy's destructive path, had power restored and are now in the cold darkness yet again. "Late Wednesday, heavy, wet snow and high winds from the nor'easter resulted in approximately 120,000 additional power outages in the Jersey Central Power & Light service territory," says the JCP&L website. The company serves 13 counties in New Jersey, including Monmouth and Ocean. There …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Lynn Moretti 40, died in a fire at her home in North Middletown on Tuesday.
The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office has released the name of the woman whose body was found in a charred North Middletown house following a fire on early Tuesday morning, and announced the case is being investigated as a homicide. According to Assistant Monmouth County Prosecutor Marc LeMieux, the woman who was found dead in the charred bungalow at 160 Jersey Avenue was Lynn Moretti, 40, of Middletown. He declined to provide further details in the case, saying his office is still working on its final report. "The case is being investigated as a homicide," LeMieux said Thursday afternoon. On Tuesday, a fire was reported to police around 1:30 a.m. The small street was filled with ambulances and fire engines battling the blaze for …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Police and fire companies responded to a blaze at 160 Jersey Avenue in the middle of the night.
The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office is investigating a fatal fire that charred a small bungalow at 160 Jersey Avenue in North Middletown. One person died in the fire, Assistant Monmouth County Prosecutor Marc LeMieux told the Asbury Park Press, but authorities have not released the person's identity. The fire was reported to police around 1:30 a.m., according to the report. The small street was filled with ambulances and fire engines battling the blaze for several hours on the densely occupied block facing Route 36. Next door neighbor David Echeverria said he was awakened by a "loud bang, like firecrackers" and fire trucks in front of his home in the dark of night. "I was pretty scared when I saw the saw flames shooting out of the …