No injuries were reported as a result of the fire, reported at about 11 p.m., at 31 Little Silver Point Road, said Fire Chief James Jiminaro.
Contrary to a report on a commercial pager alert system that firefighters were attempting to rescue someone from the unfinished cellar, no one was in the basement at the time, Jiminaro tells redbankgreen.
Jiminaro said the fire was quickly contained and resulted in no damage to the ranch-style house near the Willow Drive end of Point Road. The cause was not immediately determined.
Monmouth County property records indicate the home is owned by Arthur and Maureen Heck.