UPDATE: Howell Blaze Not Suspicious, Authorities Say

Authorities today are continuing their investigation into yesterday’s blaze in Howell, though the circumstances do not appear suspicious, authorities said today.

As first reported by TLS Community, at approximately 4:52 P.M. yesterday, the Howell township Police Communications center received a 911 call reporting a fire in a residence on Lanes Pond Road.

Upon police arrival, smoke and flames werevisible from the two story single family dwelling. Patrol Officers on scene reported that alloccupants were safely evacuated from the house prior to police arrival with no reported injuries.

Fire units responded and eventually extinguished the fire.

Responding units and agencies included Howell Police, Southard Fire Department, Ramtown Fire Department, Squankum Fire Department, Freewood Acres Fire Department, Adelphia Fire Company, Farmingdale Fire Company, Brick Township Fire Department, Wall Township Fire Company, Jackson Township Fire Department, Howell Police EMS, Howell Township First Aid Squad, Howell OEM, Howell Fire Bureau, Howell Township CodeEnforcement and Community Development, New JerseyNatural Gas, JCP&L.

“At this time, the fire does not appear suspicious in nature and the investigation is ongoing,” police said.

The fire is being investigated by the Howell Township Fire Bureau, Howell Township Detective Bureau and the Township Code Enforcement.

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