RED BANK, NJ – A Red Bank business was destroyed in a fire Saturday morning. The Towne and Country Deli, located in a plaza on Shrewsbury Avenue caught fire at around 6 a.m. The adjacent laundromat also suffered damage in the fire.
Red Bank Fire Department Chief Ferraro said, “Efforts were also hampered by the below-freezing conditions which quickly turned the water on the ground to ice and a hand line so frozen it had to be transported to the station in a member’s pickup truck.”
The Red Bank Fire Department reported, “Just before 6am the department responded to a fire in a single story commercial building. Utilizing two (2) 1.75inch hand lines the bulk of the fire was quickly knocked down and placed under control by approximately 6:30am. Members remained on scene till after 10am to extinguish stubborn pockets of fire in the roof. E.”
Chief Ferraro commended the firefighters who responded and thanked the mutual aid agencies who assisted. Photos by Red Bank Fire Department.