This is video submitted to STATter911.com from reader Tim Griffin of a fire on Monday in a Shrewsbury, New Jersey (Monmouth County) home built in 1903. The video begins with airhorns sounding during the first of at least two evacuation orders.
The blaze, at 469 Sycamore Avenue, was reported at about 1:20 p.m. There was no immediate report of injuries or a cause.
At 3:38 p.m., firefighters reported “heavy fire above the front door.”
The fire, which started around 1:30 p.m., quickly spread in the single-family house, said Detective Sgt. Robert Turner. The homeowners were inside when the blaze started, but they made it out safely. One of their two dogs was also inside and got out of the house okay.
The homeowners escaped the blaze safely along with their pets, according to the report.
“We came in around 1:15 We had heavy fire showing on the first floor upon our arrival,” Shrewsbury Fire Department Chief Pete Gibson said. “We made an interior attack and at that point we found out it was in the walls and had climbed up into the attic and the basement.”
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