MANCHESTER – A mobile home trailer caught fire at Surf and Stream Campground on Route 571, completely destroying it, police said.
The fire started Dec. 6, just before 5 a.m., according to a police report.
When officers arrived, the owner was safe outside. However, she said her cocker spaniel was still inside. Unfortunately, since the fire had spread throughout the house, it was unsafe for officers to enter the blaze.
Manchester, Ridgeway, and the Lakehurst fire departments responded and put out the fire. The home was totally destroyed and two neighbors had heat damage. The homeowner decided to stay at a neighbor in the complex.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, but it is not considered suspicious, police said. The origin of the fire appears to be the attached porch. It is being investigated by Detective Adam Emmons, the Ocean County Fire Marshal’s office, and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigations Unit.