On August 23, 2023, at approximately 1:37pm, Manchester Emergency Services responded to a vehicle fire in the driveway of an Addlestone Lane residence located in the River Point section of town. Upon arrival, the vehicle was observed to be fully involved in flames which ultimately spread to the residence causing the home to catch on fire. The homeowners had already evacuated the home and nearby residences were evacuated by police as a precaution. As a result of the fire, the residence sustained damage and the home was subsequently deemed uninhabitable by the Manchester Township Building Inspector. There were no injuries resulting from this incident.
Responding to, and assisting at the scene, were the Manchester Police Department, Manchester Fire Department, Manchester Township Volunteer Fire Department, Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Department, Joint Base Fire Department, Whiting Fire Department, Toms River Fire Department, the Ocean County Fire Coordinator, the Ocean County Fire Marshall, and Manchester Emergency Medical Services. This incident is being investigated by the Ocean County Fire Marshall and the Manchester Police Investigations Bureau.