Garage Fire Damages Silverton Home

Home suffered flood damage during Superstorm Sandy

Photo: TR Fire Prevention
Photo: TR Fire Prevention
Firefighters arrived at a home in the township's Silverton section Tuesday night to find a garage fire, officials said.

Firefighters from the Silverton Fire Company were called to the home at 313 Stephan Avenue around 9:30 p.m., according to Jim Mercready, Director of the Toms River Bureau of Fire Prevention. The Pleasant Plains company as well as Toms River Fire Company No. 2 also responded.

"The fire was quickly extinguished, and was confined to the garage portion of the dwelling," said Mercready.

Fire Inspector Dominick Roselli and the township police department investigated the fire, which was ultimately ruled accidental. It is thought that energized electrical equipment may have been the cause, said Mercready. The home had also been flooded during Superstorm Sandy, which may have been a contributing factor to the cause of the blaze.

The home was allowed to be reoccupied after the fire, but repairs are still necessary, said Mercready.

Mercready said anyone whose home was flooded should have wiring, electrical components and devices inspected by a certified electrician and replaced if necessary.
Mac March 09, 2014 at 08:56 AM
@grace and Linda M. - shame on you - you went on vacation and didn't take the Patch along - we could have enjoyed your vacations with you on trends - so, which article led to your vacation? - the adult parties in Sachem or the nude church worship in Fredricksburg?
Linda Maloney March 09, 2014 at 09:46 AM
@Mac It all stems back to my youth, my parents were sports fanatics (even my Mom). While most families went on picnics, movies, museums, beach, etc. for family outings, we went to sporting events. We went to about 20 Met games a year (huge fans of the lovable losers), we also went to many Yankee games (the best team money could buy) and quietly would pray that they would lose. My parents also made sure that we went to at least 1 NY Ranger, NY Knick game a year. We also went to NY Giants games but a much tougher ticket to get your hands on. So I felt that for my vacay I had to do something with sports. I saw Trending on Patch that The Redneck Games are in trouble and decided to do something about it! If you thought the toilet bowl toss was a great event just wait to see next years events!!!
Mac March 09, 2014 at 10:01 AM
grace March 09, 2014 at 12:26 PM
cant believe you were there too!!! @ linda baloney we just missed each other
Mac March 09, 2014 at 01:34 PM
:-) :-)


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