MANCHESTER – An unoccupied home in the Pine Lake Park section of town caught fire Friday afternoon. No one was injured and the cause is not yet known.
Manchester Township Police responded to the scene on July 22 at around 4:13 p.m. The house at 1001 Twelfth Avenue had flames and smoke coming from the attic.
Authorities determined that the house was unoccupied and they began evacuating some of the neighboring homes as a precaution.
According to police, firefighters from Manchester Township, as well as multiple mutual aid partner jurisdictions responded and were able to rapidly extinguish the fire.
The cause remains under investigation by Manchester Police Detectives and the Ocean County Fire Marshal’s Office.
Police thanked Manchester Fire Department, Manchester Volunteer Fire Department, Ridgeway Fire Department, Whiting Fire Department, Toms River Township District #1, Toms River Township District #2, Pleasant Plains, State Forest Fire Service, Lakehurst Fire Department and the Manchester EMS for responding.