No Injuries In Barnegat Fire
Mobile home in Pinewoods Estates destroyed
A fire completely destroyed a mobile home in the Pinewoods Estates mobile home park on Thursday morning, but there were no injuries, Barnegat police said.
The fire, on Redwood Drive, was reported about 6:10 a.m., said Lt. Keith Germain. Sgt. Edward Smith, Patrolman Anthony King and Patrolman Michael Moore, who also is chief of the Barnegat Volunteer Fire
Company, found the mobile home fully engulfed.
Neighbors told the officers they believed the homeowner was inside, so the three officers forced their way in and conducted a search on hands and knees of most of the trailer before the intense heat and smoke forced them out, Germain said. They found no one.
After leaving the mobile home, the homeowner walked up to the scene and said he had been visiting a friend down the street and that the mobile home was unoccupied, Germain said.
Members of the Pinewoods Estate Volunteer Fire Company and the Barnegat Volunteer Fire Co responded and extinguished the fire, which is being investigated by the Barnegat Police Department and Ocean County Fire Marshal's Office.