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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.

Frank Ogrodowski July 25, 2012 at 04:50 AM
@Daniel Nee: Fair enough. Although, I'm aware it hasn't been updated since last night. I just happened to read the article, make the comment, and when I looked at the article again maybe ten minutes later it was changed slightly. And of course, that makes sense to refer differently to people and animals. I just felt the article made it seem like the dog's death wasn't important.
Daniel Nee July 25, 2012 at 05:19 AM
I believe that was probably after we confirmed the dog had died. We're dog lovers here at Brick Patch, don't worry. In my family we're still sad about our Brittany Spaniel, Ginger, leaving us a couple summers ago at age 15.
Rachael Allan July 25, 2012 at 07:25 PM
I would like to start a collection throughout my neighborhood and the area...I want to send out fliers to people to donate items and giftcards. Everything collected would then be dropped off at Blue Water Pool Service to help.
darrell July 25, 2012 at 08:23 PM
Joseph, I went to Bridge Ave. today to drop of gift certificates as stated. Your cousin is a very nice person. I wish him well.
darrell July 26, 2012 at 04:21 AM
PS. I mean your brother.

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