SOUTHAMPTON — A mobile home in a neighborhood off Route 206 in the Vincentown section of Southampton was destroyed and three others damaged by a fire early Thursday morning

Vincent Fire Co. Chief Scott Mitchell told New Jersey 101.5 that contrary to a social media report, the home in the Mobile Estates development did not explode and the cause of the fire remained under investigation. It is not considered suspicious.

The two adult residents of the home on Edgewood Place were at a neighbor's house at the time of the fire. No residents or firefighters were injured. The home was declared a total loss, according to Mitchell.

Fire at a mobile home in Southampton
Fire at a mobile home in Southampton (Dennis Hernandez Fire Photos)
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The heat caused siding to melt on three other homes and damaged at least four cars. Utilities were temporarily turned off to the four homes.

Red Cross New Jersey provided temporary housing, food and clothing for the residents.

Photos courtesy Dave Hernandez Fire Photos

Fire at a mobile home in Southampton
Fire at a mobile home in Southampton (Dennis Hernandez Fire Photos)
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Dan Alexander is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at dan.alexander@townsquaremedia.com

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Best coffee shops & cafes near NJ beaches

When it comes to food, New Jersey is known for many things such as pizza and pork roll. Don't count us out when it comes to coffee.

With all the hustle and bustle involved in the average New Jersey resident's day, coffee is essential. It doesn't matter whether you're living in the cities of North Jersey or the vacation spots at the shore.

In fact, as the former owner of two Jersey shore coffee houses, Coffee Dot Comedy in Sea Isle City and the Daily Grind in Ocean Grove, I know firsthand how much people at the Jersey shore love their coffee.

With respect to that, I asked my social media following where the best coffee houses at the Jersey Shore were, especially since my two places no longer exist.

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