Police and fire units are investigating the Saturday fire at the Allstate Insurance building located at 1520 Route 37 east.
At around 3 p.m., flames were already visible from the southwest window of the buildings first floor. The fire soon spread to the second floor.
Fire companies that responded were East Dover, Toms River Company # 1 and #2, as well as Island Heights. The blaze was brought under control at 5:25 am. The cause of the fire is still under investigation and we remain on the scene as of 11:00 am.
Toms River Detective Thomas DiMichele is conducting the investigation along with the Ocean County Prosecutors Office Arson Unit and the Toms River Bureau of Fire Prevention. The fire response team was coordinated by Incident Commander, Chief Edward Storino. There were no injuries reported.