Lakewood Fire Department was dispatched to a reported electrical fire in the basement of a residence on Cedar Row. Engine 5 and Ladder 5 assigned.
This was quickly upgraded to a General Alarm for a confirmed basement fire.
Ladder 5 kept the fire in check with PWC’s before Engine 5 stretched a hand line in service for an aggressive interior attack.
Chief 1 assumed command from Ladder 5 reporting a 2 story occupied, wood frame, private dwelling with smoke showing, truck company opening up and 2 lines stretched.
Second line stretched to the first floor by Station #55 while primary and secondary searches were underway under supervision from C2 (Deputy).
Additional Engine companies (E1, E2, E3) on location for suppression and overhaul.
Damage was reported to be extensive throughout the basement and 1st floor.
Ocean County Fire Marshal’s office is on scene for cause and origin investigation.
Local news site The Lakewood Scoop reported no injuries.
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