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Firefighters Battled Wind, Low Visibility in Ortley Beach Blaze

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A home damaged by fire in Ortley Beach, April 16, 2018. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
A home damaged by fire in Ortley Beach, April 16, 2018. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

A fire severely damaged a home in Ortley Beach Monday morning, with the weather making conditions tougher than ever for firefighters.

By 2 p.m., the windows were already boarded up at the house located at 106 Sea Gull Lane. The fire began at 7:04 am and was under control at 8:14 am., said police spokesman Ralph Stocco.

A home damaged by fire in Ortley Beach, April 16, 2018. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
A home damaged by fire in Ortley Beach, April 16, 2018. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Neighboring homes also received some damage, Stocco said, adding that the cause of the fire remains under investigation. There were no reported injuries.

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“Weather conditions were severe with near zero visibility,” Stocco said, reiterating the foul conditions firefighters faced.

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