April 18, 2021
By Ryan Mack, Jersey Shore Fire Response
POINT PLESANT, NJ (OCEAN)–Around 1:40 pm the Point Pleasant Beach Fire Department was dispatched for a smoke condition at the Point Beach Apartments next to the Ark Bar & Grill on Route 35.
Upon arrival the chief reported smoke coming from the 2nd floor of a garden style apartment building. The assignment was upgraded to a full first alarm sending additional fire units to the scene.
Fire quickly spread though the apartment and up into the roof area. Heavy fire was seen venting from windows until firefighters were able to force the door and put two hand lines in service to knock the fire down.
Firefighters searched for occupants but no one was home at the time of the fire. Point Pleasant Stations 40, 42 and squad 34 from Point Beach. Station 75 for the FAST TEAM. Along with squad 35.
The cause of the fire is unknown and currently under investigation. No further information is available at this time.