Large fire in Monmouth County destroys two homes; no one injured

A fire in Howell Township destroyed two homes Tuesday morning. No one was injured.

News 12 Staff

Feb 7, 2023, 1:51 PM

Updated 522 days ago

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A two-alarm fire in Howell Township destroyed two homes Tuesday morning.
The fire happened early Tuesday on Wren Way in townhome units. The fire is now out. Firefighters were cleaning up and going through what remains inside the two homes.
The fire walls at the townhome units prevented the fire from spreading to the wings where other units are located, according to the assistant fire chief.
Neighbors helped the two families inside the homes safely escape. Fire crews from Howell Township, Lakewood and Jackson responded.
The Red Cross and those unaffected by the fire are now helping the two families who lost everything.
"We have the neighbors in our house now so whatever they need, we will be here for them, there's no question there." said Dennis Abato, a neighbor in the area. "We'll do the best we can."
The chief has not said what caused the fire, but it remains under investigation. No one was injured.


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