Historic building destroyed in Toms River fire

Firefighters are spraying down hotspots after a fire in Toms River destroyed a historic building.



The building located on East Water Street houses several business offices and dates back to the early 1900s.



Fire officials say the construction was a challenge for firefighters.



Ammunition that was stored in the building also started going off as firefighters first responded, and firefighters were removed from the area as a result.



No one was hurt in the fire, and officials are now investigating how it started.


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