MIDDLETOWN, NJ – At 10:52 PM on Tuesday April 2nd, 2013, the Middletown Township Fire Department was dispatched to 30 Ideal Avenue for a “structure fire” at that location.  Approximately 45 firefighters from 3 companies of the Middletown Township Fire Department (East Keansburg, Port Monmouth and Belford Engine Fire Companies), under the command of Department Chief John D’Altilio, responded to the scene.   Upon their arrival, the firefighters encountered a 2 1/2 half story residential structure with smoke and flames coming from the second floor.   The firefighters mounted an aggressive interior attack and brought the blaze under control by 11:23 PM.

Also assisting at the scene were the MTFD Air Unit and Middletown EMS units.

There were no reported firefighter injuries.

The fire is being investigated by the Middletown Township Fire Prevention Bureau, the Monmouth County Fire Marshall’s office, and the Monmouth County Prosecutors Office.


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