MIDDLETOWN – The Middletown Township Fire Department was dispatched to the corner of Bamm Hollow and Red Hill Roads last Tuesday afternoon at 1:37 p.m. following a report of smoke coming from a house in the area.
Police who reported to the scene found a working structure fire in a two-and-a-half story home at 321 Bamm Hollow Road.
Approximately 40 firefighters from 7 companies of the township fire department (Middletown, River Plaza, Old Village, Independent, Port Monmouth, Belford Engine and Community Fire Companies), under the command of Chief Andrew Spears, used several master streams of water to douse the fire from inside and outside the structure.
Firefighters battled the blaze for nearly two hours before bringing it under control.
The township fire department’s Air Unit, Fire Police, Field Communication and EMS units also assisted at the scene.
The house sustained major fire and smoke damage.
There were no reported injuries.
The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Middletown Township Fire Prevention Bureau.
Several times during the 4 hours that the MTFD was occupied with this fire, mutual aid units from the Red Bank and Holmdel Fire Departments were called to respond to other calls for fire emergencies in the Township.