Families displaced by Keansburg fire
KEANSBURG – Several families lost their homes when fire damaged six
units of the Beachside Gardens Condominiums, 165 Shore Blvd.
Keansburg Deputy Chief of Police Michael A. Pigott Sr. said the fire
broke out at 10:41 a.m. Tuesday, April 29. The fire ultimately destroyed
two units, structurally damaged three and dealt smoke damage to one.
Pigott said the fire affected units 19 through 24 of the condominium
complex and displaced approximately 20 residents. There were no injuries
“The Red Cross is [providing a temporary residence] for the two families
whose homes were destroyed in the fire. The rest of the families are
staying with relatives or friends,” said Pigott in an interview.
Pigott said there were 60 firemen on the scene from eight local fire
companies. The companies are North Centerville Fire and Hazlet Fire
Company No. 1 of Hazlet, Keansburg Fire Company No. 1 and West Keansburg
Fire Company of Keansburg, Belford Independent Fire Company of Belford,
Middletown Fire Company No. 1, and the Belford Engine Company of
Middletown and East Keansburg Fire Company of Middletown.
Pigott also said Hazlet Township First Aid and Rescue Squad, Union Beach
Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Keansburg EMS, Middletown First Aid and Rescue, and Keyport First Aid Squad were on the scene as well. The
cause of the fire is under investigation.