2-Alarm Fire in Lakewood, NJ

December 5, 2021

LAKEWOOD, NJ (OCEAN)–Around 1:18 p.m. yesterday December 4, 2021 Lakewood Fire Department responded to a fire that grew to 2-Alarms at 1618 Monmouth Avenue.

See report from Jersey Shore Fire Response Below:

Around 1:18pm Lakewood dispatch received a call for a reported structure fire with pets trapped and flames-smoke showing from the first floor. It was reported that someone was trying to put the fire out with a fire extinguisher. Ladder 5 was first due, and E-5 reported that they saw the column in the air on the way to the scene and called for a general alarm. Chief 2 showed up just after L-5 & E-5. They were met with heavy fire from the first floor and started an attack plan while hooking to the nearest hydrant in front of the fire building. Soon Chief 2 called for a 2nd Alarm and the fire started to grow. About 15 mins later they had fire from the 1st & 2nd floor and through the roof. Mutual aid was called to the scene and the was knocked down about 30 mins later. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. Stations responding to the scene – All Lakewood Stations Station 21 Station 23 & 24 Stations 27,29,30 Station 75 Stations 42 Howell Township for a ladder.