In steamy conditions, firefighters keep multi-alarm Asbury Park blaze from spreading

     (Photo courtesy of the Asbury Park Fire Department)

    (Photo courtesy of the Asbury Park Fire Department)

    A multi-alarm fire badly damaged a house in Asbury Park this afternoon, authorities said.

    Firefighters responded to a Victorian-style house at 1005 Bergh Street in the city shortly after 3:00 p.m. and discovered heavy fire conditions, according to the Asbury Park Fire Department. 

    “The first arriving companies were faced with a large amount of fire and severely threatened exposures upon arrival, but they did a great job containing it until help arrived, especially on such a hot day,” an Asbury Park Fire Department spokesperson said in a release. 

    The blaze eventually rose to a third alarm, but crews managed to keep the fire from spreading to adjacent houses. 

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    There were no reports of injuries. 

    Contributing fire departments included Neptune, Wanamassa, Tinton Falls, and others along with various first aid units. 

    Visit the Asbury Park Fire Department’s Facebook page for more photos

    Justin Auciello is publisher of Jersey Shore Hurricane News (JSHN), a collaborative newsgathering outlet covering Monmouth and Ocean counties in New Jersey.

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