Toms River Fire Blamed On Placement Of Wood Burning Stove

Photo by Crystal Hunter via Ocean County Scanner News

  TOMS RIVER – Members of the Pleasant Plans Fire Company No. 1 responded to a fire on Raymond Avenue on November 27.

  The fire originated in a detached garage and firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze within a few minutes after they arrived at 9:40 p.m. The cause of the fire was determined to be a wood stove in the garage which was too close to a combustible wall, according to Fire Inspector Dominick Roselli who conducted an investigation.

  Bureau of Fire Prevention Chief Fire Inspector John Novak said, “I want to advise all homeowners that any installations of heating equipment be installed through a building permit process.”

Photo by Crystal Hunter via Ocean County Scanner News

  “The permit inspection process is used to ensure that any work that is done is up to the current building, fire, plumbing and electrical codes,” Roselli said.

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  He added that if anyone has any questions concerning fire or building inspections and permits you can call the Toms River Building Department at 732-341-1000 or the Fire Bureau office at 732-240-5153.