BRICK – An Ocean County Home was found engulfed in flames, resulting in four different fire companies needing to help extinguish the fire.
On December 3, the Laurelton Fire Company #1 responded to a possible structure fire in the Midstreams section of Brick. Minutes later, Chief’s 2300 and 2310 arrived and confirmed the working fire.
The Township’s four fire companies soon were all called to the scene after the fire was quickly upgraded to a second alarm assignment. The Point Boro Department provided a RIT team while the Point Beach Department provided coverage for the town.
According to the fire department, the resident of the home was alerted by their working smoke detectors and was able to exit the building. A helpful Samaritan was able to extinguish some of the fire with a garden hose where heavy fire conditions were found at the rear of the home. Once the fire department arrived, they took over and finished the extinguishment, searches and overhaul.
The scene is now turned over for investigation to the Brick Township Police Department and Brick Fire Safety Bureau.