VIDEO [UPDATED 3:15 AM] A home was completely destroyed and two others were severely damaged after a fire ripped through a Coventry Square home early this morning.
Shortly after 1 AM, Police and Firefighters responded to Governors Road for reports of a structure fire. Upon arrival, they found a home fully engulfed in flames.
All Lakewood’s Fire Companies responded, as well as Brick’s FAST Team, Lakewood EMS, Lakewood First Aid and Hatzolah.
The residents made it out without injury, and neighboring attached homes were avacuated as a precaution.
One neighbor tells TLS the homeowners from next door had just arrived home from a Chasunah when her kitchen began filing with smoke. She immediately grabbed her children and escaped from the home.
The fire – which shot thick black plumes of smoke into the air – was brought under control about half hour later, but several neighbors will be unable to move back into their homes due to the damage, police say.
The Fire Marshal’s Office and CIU are investigating the cause of the fire. [TLS-46/TLS-28/TLS-CCP]
(See additional submitted video footage here).