Fire On Cherry Tree Road Friday In Middletown


MIDDLETOWN, NJ – A house on Cherry Tree Road in the Port Monmouth neighborhood of Middletown caught fire on Friday afternoon.

The 911 call came in at 1:37 p.m. Friday about an attached garage fire.

There was a fire in the garage attached to the two-story timber-frame house. However, the fire spread to part of the house.

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Chief John Waltz immediately requested additional assistance and a hose line.

There were no occupants in the structure and two family cats were safely secured in a room of the home during firefighting operations; Firefighters tried to get the cats out of the house, but — being cats — they wouldn’t listen.

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While there was minimal fire damage inside the home, there was severe smoke damage throughout the home.

The fire was brought under control at 1:50 p.m. by MTFD chief John Waltz. All units were cleared of the scene at 3:10 p.m

Approximately 48 firefighters from 5 Middletown Township Fire Department companies responded to the call from Belford Engine, Community, East Keansburg, Port Monmouth and Belford Independent Fire. In addition, the MTFD Air Unit, the fire brigade and the safety unit also reacted.

Middletown’s Emergency Medical Service (MEMS) provided medical supplies. No firefighter injuries were reported.

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Fire on Cherry Tree Road Friday in Middletown

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