BEACHWOOD-Firefighters often show up to scenes of friends and people they know in their own community, but for the Beachwood Fire Department, this time they responded to a call at the home of one of their own auxiliary members.
At approximately 11 AM on May 21, 2019 the Beachwood Fire Department responded to the report of a structure fire on the 1100 block of Spar Avenue.
Upon arrival heavy fire was located on the south side of the residence that was spreading into the attic and roof structure. The fire had damaged a vehicle in the driveway and was also begining to spread to the neighboring home. The Pine Beach Fire Department responded automatic aid on the initial alarm. A second alarm was transmitted that brought assistance from the Manitou Park Fire Department, Bayville Fire Department, Pinewald Fire Department and the Toms River Fire Department.
“No one was injured during the fire, one pet was rescued and one pet remains unaccounted for. While on scene it was determined that the residence belonged to one of our auxiliary members who was not home at the time,” the department said. “The fire was brought under control in approximately 40 minutes and the house sustained heavy damage. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Beachwood Police Department and Ocean County Fire Marshal’s Office. The Beachwood First Aid Squad and Mayor Ron Roma assisted and offered support at the scene.”