April 29, 2023
POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NJ (OCEAN)–Around 10:00 p.m., last night, April 28, Point Pleasant Beach police received a 9-1-1 call for a reported structure fire at 37 Arnold Avenue. When the police arrived, they confirmed the house was on fire. There were reports of issues with a nearby fire hydrant that seemed to fall apart and disconnect from the water main. A second alarm was called for as firefighters attempted to extinguish the fire on the third floor of the home that was wind whipped due to high winds from stormy weather. Firefighters started to make progress knocking down the fire but were beaten back by the flames and the building started to collapse as the evacuation signal was given.
Operating at the scene: Ocean Fire Company No.1, Point Pleasant Beach Fire Company No.2, Point Pleasant Borough Station 75, Silverton Station 29, Brielle 99-1, South Wall 52-3, and others.
No additional details are available at this time. The fire is under investigation by the Ocean County Fire Marshal’s Office.
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