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Police: Eatontown House Fire Caused by Faulty Christmas Lights

Fire occurred early Sunday morning on Rodman Court

A fire early Sunday morning on Rodman Court in Eatontown appears to have been caused by faulty Christmas lights on the outside of the home, Eatontown Police Detective Lawrence Tyler said today.

Eatontown Police and Fire Department crews responded to the blaze at 237 Rodman Court at 12:30 a.m. Dec. 2 and found the rear first floor area of the two-story home engulfed in smoke and flames.

Tyler said the residents of the home were already outside and were standing on the front lawn of their home, uninjured, when crews arrived.

"A resident of the home stated that she was sleeping in the residence, along with her two children and her parents, when they were awoken by the sound of the smoke detectors in the house going off," Tyler said.

Members of the Eatontown Fire Department were able to extinguish the fire without injury.

The Monmouth County Fire Marshal’s Office and the Eatontown Building Department also responded to scene to investigate the cause of the fire.

Rek December 05, 2012 at 04:32 AM
So glad everyone got out of the house ok...Thank you smoke detectors!!!

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