By DUSTIN RACIOPPI
An electrical fire was burning for at least 45 minutes before it was discovered at the Metropolitan apartments in Red Bank Tuesday evening, Fire Marshal Stanley Sickels said.
The fire, reported just before 7 p.m. Tuesday, started in a feeder cable to the second-story apartment’s electrical control panel, he said.
Because it broke out in the ceiling, no one was aware of the fire until it was too late.
“It definitely had been going for a while,” Sickels said.