TWO SLIGHTLY INJURED IN TINTON FALLS FIRE

Smoke pours from the house at 85 Reeds Road Thursday afternoon. (Photo by Wil Fulton. Click to enlarge)

By WIL FULTON

Two Tinton Falls volunteer firefighters were treated for injuries sustained during a noontime fire in Tinton Falls on Thursday, according to a fire official.

Tinton Falls Engine Company #1 Chief Mark Park told redbankgreen that both firefighters were taken to nearby hospitals – one for an unspecified leg injury and the other for heat exhaustion suffered in fighting the blaze, at 85 Reeds Road.

Neither’s injuries were serious, he said, and no one was in the house at the time of the fire, reported at 12:01 p.m.

Park said 911 was called when one resident returned home and noticed smoke coming out of the house.

His company responded within two minutes of the call, and when he arrived the house was engulfed in flames, Park said.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway, and an electrical panel has not been ruled out as the source, he said.

Emergency units that responded included Northside, Wayside, Pine Brook, Eatontown, River Plaza, Lincroft, and Little Silver, with volunteer first aid units and borough Office of Emergency Management also on the scene. Wannamassa Fire Co. and Red Bank helped cover for the units who responded on location, he said.