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Mar 04, 2020

Home Ablaze in Middletown, Cause Under Investigation

161 Cherry Tree Lane

At approximately 5:45 Wednesday evening, the Middletown Township Fire Department responded to a house fire at 161 Cherry Tree Lane in Middletown.ย  According to neighbors, the structure, which once stood as a split-level single family home, was quickly engulfed in flames as first responders arrived on scene.

Fire crews on scene at 161 Cherry Tree Lane, Middletown

The MTFD would not comment on whether the home was occupied by owners or tenants as of this date. Witnesses say the house was unoccupied before and during the fire, but first responders have not confirmed this.

The fire appeared to be completely extinguished by 7:45 pm, although multiple units remained on the scene.

The MTFD and Monmouth County Fire Marshall said a press release with further information would be made public later in the night. Updates to the story will be made at that time.