BEACHWOOD – What came in as a shed fire turned out to be a house fire, but fortunately no one was injured, officials said.
The call came in a little after 2:30 p.m., Beachwood Fire Chief Roger Hull said. Initially, the caller believed it was on the 200 block of Pennant Avenue, but it was actually the 200 block of Neptune Avenue. An enclosed porch backed up into the living area of the home. The fire was fully involved when first responders arrived.
“We went after it really aggressively with two lines – one in the front and one in the back,” Hull said. “It was under control in about 10 minutes.”
Residents and their pets were out of the building and there were no injuries, he said.
Pine Beach, Manitou Park and Pinewald Pioneer fire companies also responded to the blaze and Bayville Fire Company covered Beachwood during the incident. Beachwood EMS also responded.
The fire is under investigation by the Beachwood Police and the Ocean County Fire Marshal’s Office.