Nobody was hurt in the blaze, Shrewsbury FIre Chief Pete Gibson said.
A stately Sycamore Avenue estate dating to 1903 went up in flames Monday afternoon in a four-alarm fire. Volunteer firefighters and emergency rescue squads turned out from Shrewsbury, Northside (Tinton Falls), Little Silver, Red Bank and Eatontown. "It came in around 1:15 p.m." Shrewsbury Fire Department Chief Pete Gibson said outside 469 Sycamore, where crews on ladders were dousing the roof with water. "We had heavy fire showing on the first floor upon our arrival," said. "We made an interior attack and from that point we found it was in the walls and had climbed up into the attic and the basement and started making its run throughout the rest of the house, across the whole entire attic." The way old houses like these were built is …
Shrewsbury, Tinton Falls, Red Bank offer mutual aid for structure fire on Branch Avenue
- POLICE & FIRE
Sunday, September 2, 2012
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 …