Fire Companies Battle Oceanfront Blaze in Surf City
Ocean County Fire Marshall's Office investigating cause.
Fire companies from throughout Long Beach Island and neighboring towns spent about an hour battling a fire on a three-story oceanfront summer home in Surf City earlier this evening.
The fire, located on 1st Street, was first reported around 5 p.m., and is now under control, according to Surf City Volunteer Fire Co. Chief Brian Stasik.
No one was in the home, Stasik said, adding that the cause of the fire remains under investigation. He said officials from the Ocean County Fire Marshall's Office are investigting.
Two neighbors of the home were taken to an area hospital for observation, but were unharmed, fire officials said.
Mutual aid was called in and units from all LBI fire companies as well as Stafford, Barnegat, Waretown, Forked River, Eaglewood, and Parkertown responded as well as additional first aid squads, officials said.
Patch will provide more details on this fire as they become available.