Dan Stamm

SUV Fire Spreads to Jersey Shore Home Night Before Holiday Weekend

The fire destroyed a home along Central Avenue in Sea Isle City just moments after people arrived for the holiday weekend

What to Know

  • An SUV caught fire outside a Sea Isle City home Thursday night and spread to the residence before it was contained.
  • The fire destroyed a home along Central Avenue. No one was hurt.

Authorities say a vehicle fire spread to a home at a popular Jersey Shore town, destroying the residence shortly after several people had arrived there to spend the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

The fire along Central Avenue near 56th Street in Sea Isle City started just before 11 p.m. Thursday, when an SUV in the driveway caught fire. The flames quickly spread to the garage and then to the home, and heavy flames soon engulfed the residence.

Firefighters battled the blaze for about 40 minutes before it was brought under control. No injuries were reported in the blaze.

Authorities say it's not yet known what sparked the fire in the SUV.

It wasn't immediately known if the people at the home owned the residence or had rented it for the holiday.

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