Investigators Seek Cause in Fire that left New Home Destroyed

fire school stPHOTO: Investigators this morning are trying to determine what set off the blaze that left a new Lakewood home destroyed last night.

The School Street home was under construction, and it appears it was a while until the fire was noticed.

“It seems it was cooking for a while before someone noticed it,” an official told TLS. A firefighter last night told TLS “The home is destroyed. The kitchen floor fell through, and every piece of sheetrock we tore open had flames inside.”

The firefighter hospitalized for smoke inhalation has been released from the hospital, an official said.

The Ocean County Fire Marshal’s Office and other officials are investigating.


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  1. this is so sad, I feel bad for all parties involved. it most be a loss..
    these townhouse were beautifully designed – from the outside at least- wish more homes in lakewood were designed this way to beautify the town.

    i thought these were just about ready to move in, they have been working on them for awhile.

  2. There seems to be a large contingent of sick people who rate posts on the Lakewood Scoop. Why would 6 people vote down a post that sympathizes with those who suffered a loss from this fire? I wonder who they could be? Pathetic!

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