PHOTOS: The Aftermath of Last Night’s Devastating Home Fire

PHOTOS: Investigators from the Fire Marshal’s Office were continuing their investigation this morning into the cause of last night’s devastating fire which left a once-beautiful home completely destroyed.

It took dozens of firefighters from Lakewood and surrounding townships and cclose to three hours to battle the massive blaze.

All of the home’s occupants safely evacuated when the fire started, and are currently living with friends.

“It’s Eitzim V’avanim”, (It’s just sticks and stones) the home’s owner said to TLS – thankful that all his family was safe.



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  1. that is a foolish thing to say. that house burned and the occupents escaped un harmed ! i would say the house performed well. and cars are u serious. the way cars save our lives !!!! me what are u thinking, if that were a house built 25 years ago it would be a pile of rubble ! look at the fire that house was exposed to and it is still standing! you can still walk inside ! you could not be more wrong. building regs work . new construction saves lifes

  2. I think that a fire like this on Chanuka should raise flags – Everybody should take a minute to do Teshuva – it is our town, and it is scary that such a fire should happen and b”h nobody was hurt, but every person should think about why such a thing could happen in the town that they live in, and what they PERSONALLY could do to make things better.

  3. This fire could have happend not only Chanuka, but x-mas also the trees can burn just as a menorah, this could have happend to anyone that lives in this town, we should be greatful that everyone made it out safe and sound.

  4. Ouch you don’t know the first thing about building if you make a comment like that. As a builder I can tell you sadly over a dozen shortcuts people take to avoid spending money. In addition some Homeowners aren’t explained why fire rated material should be used over the standard material. Builders put cheaper material and pocket the difference. Youde be shocked to see how many houses are not up to fire safety protocols. There are inspectors out there that inspect and approve a structure from their office chair. Side point the family making it out alive has nothing to do with anything, and I hate to break it to you however the house is a pile of rubble.

  5. I won’t even get started on the way some vehicles are made. Do some research prior to ridiculous statements. Youde be floored by your discoveries.

  6. hey me , i am speaking as a fireman and first responder.. if you want to admit how you steal peoples money thats fine. bottom line homes are built 10000000000000000 times better then 20 years ago. there are hundreads of studies . you say i am speaking without knowing dude i am at every fire and car accident. i see this every day of my life. just because you are cutting corners does not mean everyone else is!!

  7. its about time they install homes with sprinkler systems. The damages would have been practicly low, if they had them.
    I am not a fan on spending money– but it will pay off.
    give time to get out of the home– ie by spraying water automaicly
    can save your home
    less fire insurance premiums.

    Chas v’shalom in a devolpment– it could have spread to other townhouses..
    V’Nishmartem Moed es nafshechem.

  8. ohhhh paleeeez! C’mon! bickering about the way houses & cars are built? Really? Let the investigators do their job & give their professional opinion as to what the cause was. Till then it sounds utterly ridiculous to speculate on the quality of the structure or go off topic about cars.
    I admire the way the owner’s attitude & wish him & his family only good things.

  9. While everyone is getting side tracked over here I want to just say on this site what I said whilst standing there late Thurs nite; Hamokoim Yemalei Chesroinam….. May the RSO replenish all that they lost and then some in His infinite kindness. It has to be devestating for a family to watch everything go in literally minutes. I know I speak for most of us when we say our hearts go out to this family.

  10. “Houses and cars are built the same these days. Made to fail.”
    the only thing here that failed is this redicoulous statement, maybe you should do a little fact checking before spewing nonsense like this. No matter how well things are made they can be destroyed through negligance and carelessness

  11. I’m not sure I understand why the vast majority of the comments here are petty bickering. Can we possibly fathom the anguish and trauma of a family watching their beloved home going up in flames? Nothing left? Can we issue enough heartfelt prayers of thanks to Hashem that none of the catastrophic losses were of human lives? and what about prayers that we never know of such or more tragic incidences in our town, nation anymore?

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