Little Silver Family Unhurt After House Fire
Shrewsbury, Tinton Falls, Red Bank offer mutual aid for structure fire on Branch Avenue
A Little Silver family is safe after a fire Saturday at their Branch Avenue home.
Firefighters initially responded to a call for a porch fire but arrived to find a fire on the second-floor balcony in the rear of the house that was extending to the roof, Little Silver fire Chief Andrew J. Smith said.
The residents had already evacuated the home, the chief said.
Shrewsbury responders joined Little Silver firefighters in initiating "an aggressive interior attack" that kept the fire from spreading, Smith said. They doused the flames and placed salvage covers in the home to minimize water damage.
Two firefighters received minor injuries and were treated at the scene.
The blaze is under investigation by the Red Bank Fire Marshall and the Little Silver police.
The Tinton Falls Fire Department also responded to aid Little Silver and Shrewsbury units. The Red Bank Fire Department covered the Little Silver firehouse while firefighters were on scene.