April 22, 2021
By: Tyler Eckel
UPPER FREEHOLD (MONMOUTH)– Fire companies responded to a multi-alarm house fire early Thursday afternoon.
It happened around 1:00 pm. Multiple calls came in reporting a house located at 17 Nicholas Court was on fire. The full first alarm was called when New Jersey Forrest Fire Services observed a column of smoke in the air.
Crews on the scene reported heavy fire throughout the dwelling, and called the second alarm. Within minutes there was a partial collapse of the home, and the fire was upgraded to the fourth alarm.
Multiple hand lines and master streams were put into operation to bring the blaze under control. The bulk of the fire was knocked down just before 2:00 pm.
It is reported that at least one firefighter was injured in this incident.
The fire remains under investigation by the Monmouth County Fire Marshall, Upper Freehold Fire Prevention Bureau, and New Jersey State Police.
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Video by: Ryan Mack, Jersey Shore Fire Response
Photos by John Lenhardt