RED BANK: FIRE DAMAGES TWO-FAMILY HOUSE

A view of the blaze from the backyard of a neighboring property. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Fire tore through the second floor of a Red Bank two-family home early Monday afternoon, displacing its occupants two days after Christmas.

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ALL OK AS FIRE GUTS RED BANK TWO-FAMILY

Firefighters found the blaze strongest at the northwest corner of the house, as seen from a neighboring backyard, above, and from Hudson Avenue, below. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Two Red Bank families escaped safely as a predawn fire tore through a Hudson Avenue house Thursday.

One half of the structure, at 46-48 Hudson, was fully involved in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene shortly after 3 a.m., said fire Chief Josh Sanders.

Police patrol units, which were already there, reported that the occupants had escaped safely, he said.

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WALLACE STREET CONVERSION TABLED

crosson-091611The building, which is some 116 years old, was converted from a two-family to office use three years ago. Now the owner wants to switch back. (Click to enlarge)

By MOLLY MULSHINE

Russ Crosson‘s neighbors are not thrilled about his plans to convert his Red Bank office into a two-family dwelling.

Wallace Street residents attended the zoning meeting held Thursday night to question Crosson about his plans, and the board tabled the application so residents could have more time to speak on the issue.

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