None Hurt in Lakewood Yom Kippur Fire


fireLakewood, NJ – Heavy smoke and flames were showing when firefighters arrived at 412 Arlington Avenue 11:30 p.m. Friday, said Lakewood Fire Chief Rodney Youmans. It took about 45 minutes of battling the blaze before the fire was declared under control, Youmans said. The general alarm fire required all five Lakewood companies to respond.

About six people were in the home when the fire broke out, officials said.

The fire is not suspicious at this time, Youmans said.

No one was injured and the occupants of the home had already evacuated when police arrived, said Police Sgt. Joseph Goertz.

The houses on either side of 412 Arlington Ave. were also evacuated briefly by police as a precaution, Goertz said. Arlington is located between Lincoln and Wynatt streets.

The Ocean County Fire Marshal was called to investigate and was at the scene Saturday trying to determine the cause of the fire, Youmans said.

The displaced persons relocated to neighbor’s homes and the Red Cross was not contacted, Youmans said.

{Asbury Park Press/ Newscenter}


  1. Any jews involved? B”h no one was hurt. If there were jews involved, I’m sure they had a lot more kavanah when they said the words “mi bamayim umi baeish”
    A Gut Kvitel!