Toms River police are currently investigating the cause of a multiple-alarm fire that broke out in a home abandoned following Hurricane Sandy Friday evening.
According to police, a resident of Blue Heron Drive called police shortly before 6 p.m. Friday to report a fire across the lagoon from his property at a home on Aldo Drive. Toms River Police Officer Adam Koeppen arrived shortly after and reported that the home was fully engulfed in flames.
It took fire crews from Silverton Fire, Pleasant Plains, Toms River 1 & 2, and East Dover Fire Companies to exstinguish the fire. No injuries were reported. The home, in the 300 block of Aldo Drive, is one of several in the same neighborhood left unoccupied following Sandy, police said.
It was not immediately known when the fire first broke out, or how long it took until it was knocked down.
The cause of the fire is currently unknown. Det. Roger Hull and Tomas Dimichele, as well as the Toms River Bureau of Fire Prevent and the Ocean County Sheriff's Department are currently investigating.