Fire Claims Harris Ave. House
Dog dies in evening blaze
A two-alarm fire claimed a single family home on Harris Avenue, a street off Burnt Tavern Road, Monday night.
Firefighters from the Herbertsville and Laurelton fire companies responded to the scene, according to Fire Marshall Kevin Batzel. The fire was first reported at about 7:45 p.m. and extinguished by about 8:30 p.m.
Fire inspectors came to the scene Monday night after the fire was put out, Batzel said, though details about how the fire started may have to be determined on Tuesday since it is difficult to conduct an investigation in the dark.
Brick Police Sgt. Terrence Covert said the owners of the home were not there at the time the fire broke out, and nobody was injured.
A dog that was in home did die, however.
Tax records showed the home was owned by James Nunziato.