Fire leaves 8 families homeless in Deal

An overnight fire in Monmouth County destroyed several apartments leaving eight families homeless.The fire broke out at around 1 a.m. on Norwood Avenue in Deal.

DEAL - An overnight fire in Monmouth County destroyed several apartments leaving eight families homeless.

The fire broke out at around 1 a.m. on Norwood Avenue in Deal. Authorities say two shops located just below the apartments were also destroyed.

No injuries were reported as a result of the blaze. Residents say they believe the fire broke out inside the shops below the apartments.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

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