MIDDLETOWN, NJ - At 3:05 PM on Friday February 13th, 2015, the Middletown Township Fire Department was dispatched to a fire alarm from the Bayshore Middle School at 834 Leonardville Road in the Leonardo section of the Township. Approximately 50 firefighters from 6 companies of the Middletown Township Fire Department (Brevent Park, Community, Belford Independent, Navesink, Belford Engine, and East Keansburg Fire Companies), under the command of Department Deputy Chief John Gorsegner, responded to the scene.

The first arriving police units reported a “fire somewhere in the building”. A heavy smoke condition was encountered on the first floor in the northwest corner of the building. Crews from the Community and Brevent Park Fire Companies, assisted by the Independent Fire Company searched the area and located a fire in a classroom. The firefighters quickly extinguished the smoldering remains of an electronic white board and ventilated the smoke from the building.

The building was occupied by staff members at the time. There was minor smoke damage in the area of the fire.

Chief Gorsegner declared the fire under control by 3:35 PM. The last units cleared the scene by 4:00 PM.

Assisting on the scene were the Middletown Township Fire Department’s Air Support and Fire Police units. The Fairview First Aid Squad stood by during the incident.

There were no reported injuries during the incident.

The fire is being investigated by the Middletown Township Fire Prevention office.