14 apartments evacuated in Jersey Shore fire
BRICK — An overnight fire left several residents without a home in a Jersey Shore apartment building.
The fire affected four apartments in building 12 at the Brick Gardens apartment complex on Hooper Avenue, according to Brick Police spokesman Neal Pedersen, who said the resident of Apartment #4 called 911 who told dispatchers the fire started in the back of hie television set.
News 12 New Jersey reported the landlord made empty apartments temporarily available to those residents.
Three firefighters suffered minor injuries fighting the blaze, according to Pedersen, along with the resident of Apartment #4.
Two firefighters were hospitalized for chest pains during the fire and a resident and firefighter for smoke inhalation, according to the Asbury Park Press.
Pedersen said the Pioneer Hose Company, Breton Woods Fire Company, Laurelton Fire Company, Herbertsville Fire Company, Silverton Station 29, Point Pleasant Station 75 and Mantoloking Station 35 all assisted in putting out the fire.
Brick Mayor John Ducey praised the work of firefighters in a tweet. "Stopped that fire cold. Fine work," Ducey wrote.
Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com.