Fire Forces Newlyweds From Brick Home

BRICK, NJ — A newly married couple escaped an early morning fire that destroyed their Brick Township home, and friends are rallying to help them begin rebuilding their lives.

The fire at the home on Burnt Tavern Road was reported shortly after 4 a.m. on Friday. The couple who lived there escaped with their dog, but according to a GoFundMe campaign created to assist them, the house was fully engulfed within minutes.

The couple “got out of the house safe, with their dog Canoli but only with the clothes they were wearing,” Jamie Montayne, the couple’s friend, wrote on the campaign. “They weren’t even able to put on shoes!”

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In addition to losing everything in their home, they lost their vehicles in the fire as well, Montayne wrote.

“No one should ever have to go through this awful event and the burden of finances is not something they should have to worry about right now,” Montayne wrote. The GoFundMe campaign can be found here for those interested in making a donation.

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All four Brick Township fire companies responded to the fire, according to Herbertsville Fire Company, the lead department. It took an hour to bring the fire under control, the fire company said in a post on the department’s Facebook page.

Firefighters remained at the scene for about 3 hours.

The fire is under investigation by the Brick Township Fire Safety Bureau.

In addition to the Herbertsville, Laurelton, Breton Woods and Pioneer Hose fire companies in Brick, the Point Pleasant Fire Department, Point Pleasant Beach Fire Company, Ocean Fire Company in Point Pleasant Beach and Ramtown Fire Company in Howell responded to assist. The Brick Township Police Department, Brick Township Fire Safety Bureau, Brick Township EMS, Point Pleasant Borough EMS and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office also responded.

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