UPPER FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–The Hope Fire Company of Allentown, Millstone Township Fire Department and New Egypt Fire Department responded to Steeple Chase Court around noon for a car fire. Upon arrival a car was on fire in the driveway that was spreading towards the house. Firefighters arrived and were able to quickly knock down the fire and prevented further damage to the home. The fire is under investigation by the Monmouth County Fire Marshal’s Office.
Hope Fire Company of Allentown reported on their Facebook page that they handled 2 serious accidents, 1 car fire with exposure to a home and a fire alarm today all in the 90F+ hot and humid heat wave. Millstone and New Egypt Fire Departments helped at calls today in the township.
UPPER FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–At 6:46 am the Hope Fire Company of Allentown and the Millstone Township Fire Department responded to I-195 west bound in the area of mile marker 13.4 for a severe accident.
According to NJ State Police spokesman Philip Curry, Mario Shehata, 30 of Jackson was killed in the crash while operating a Honda Civic eastbound on 195.
The Honda Civic crossed the center median and struck an Acura which was going westbound. The driver of the Acura was Richard Carter, 37 ,of Farmingdale according to an update on Thursday from NJ State Police.
The westbound lanes were completely closed just before 8 a.m., for the accident investigation, creating a multi-mile delay approaching the crash scene. The left lane was reopened about 11:45 a.m.
Curry said that cause of the crash remains under investigation.
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Around 7:00 am the Hamilton Township Fire Department was dispatched to Victor Aveneu for a fire on a second floor of a home. Upon arrival fire was found in a bedroom on 2nd floor and firefighters quickly knocked down the fire using a “can” and an 1 3/4″ hose line. The fire was quickly under control and fire is under investigation.