Watch the fire progression as firefighters arrive
Around 1:40 PM Point Pleasant Beach dispatched a smoke investigation at the Point Beach Apartments next to the Ark Bar & Grill on Route 35.
Reports of smoke coming out two windows of the second-story unit. The second report came in of the screens melting, Chief then told dispatch to upgrade to a possible working fire. They tried to gain access to the unit but the door was locked and nobody seemed to be home. Shortly after the smoke started to push faster they then made entry to find heavy fire in the attic and second floor.
4305 was first due and hooked to the hydrant on the corner and stretched in an attack line through the front and into the unit. At this time heavy fire was pouring out the windows shortly after there was water on the fire. Crews started to vent the roof and look for an extension.
Sad to report one dog was lost due to the fire & smoke conditions, no one was home all searches were negative.
Stations 42,42 and squad 34 from Point Beach. Station 75 for the FAST TEAM. Along with squad 35.
The cause of the fire is unknown at the time and is under investigation.
INSTA – Jersey Shore Fire Response