TRAGEDY AVERTED IN CHRISTMAS TREE FIRE

Volunteer Red Bank firefighters help two unidentified women recover treasured ornaments from a Christmas tree after it caught fire inside the home at 227 River Road around 5:15 p.m. Sunday.

Fire Chief Josh Sanders, who was sworn into his post two hours earlier, tells redbankgreen that the fire appears to have been electrical in origin, and involved contact with a dry tree. There was no structural damage to the home, he said. (Click to enlarge)