An official account of the fire was not immediately available. The fire appeared to be limited to a small area against a parapet on the building’s south side, where roofers have been working recently. The sprawling structure is getting a new roof as part of a $17.3 million makeover approved by district voters in 2018.
Red Bank volunteer firefighters were called in for mutual aid at 5:40 p.m., and crews began leaving the scene 20 minutes later.
(Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)