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There's no word what caused a fire that leveled a home to its foundation in the Morganville section of Marlboro. 

News 12 New Jersey reports the couple who owned the home were alerted by smoke detectors and escaped unharmed.

Firefighters had to stretch hoses nearly a mile to the nearest fire hydrant and used tanker trucks to supply water to fight the blaze. Information from: News 12, http://www.news12.com


mark cohen May 08, 2014 at 08:12 AM
No fire hydrants? Million dollar homes and no way to put out a fire. The tax,s are far from cheap? Truck in water? If you know that there is a possibility of fire and no way to get water? Why not have a water truck in the Dept ready to go 24/7? Do they ? If it were cristie home choppers would have dropped water! 2 people in a 10 room home and we have homeless?
William May 09, 2014 at 07:40 AM
Mark get the facts before you spout out Thank You
Fed up Local May 17, 2014 at 11:45 AM
Monmouth County activates its tanker task force for fires like this if necessary. Engines have water on board (500-1000gal) so that they can quickly get water on the fire while awaiting other Engines to either "lay in" from a hydrant, or find a water source (I.e. lake, tanker, pond, big swimming pool, your bath tub, etc.) Its a risk you must account for when buying a house without a hydrant system nearby. Nevertheless, I give the FD credit for giving it their best shot and I'm glad no one was hurt. Insurance will cover the material losses, but it cant bring people back to life.

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