By JOHN T. WARD
The blaze, at 587 Branch Avenue, destroyed the second-story of a rear addition but appeared to have spared the rest of the structure.
The home’s occupants got out safely and no firefighters were injured, said a patrolman checking on the scene around 7:30 a.m.
“Fifteen guys made a great stop,” said the officer. Little Silver and Shrewsbury firefighters fought the blaze.
Further details were not immediately available.
The house, at the corner of Birch Avenue, is partly surrounded by tall hedges.