Fire destroys home on Union Avenue in Spring Lake

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Fire raged through this home on Union Avenue in Spring Lake early Wednesday. PHOTO BY MARK R. SULLIVAN

SPRING LAKE — A two-alarm fire broke out in Spring Lake just after midnight early Wednesday morning, destroying a house on Union Avenue.

At 12:03 a.m., Spring Lake Police responded to a report of smoke emitting from the home at 7 Union Ave., Spring Lake Police Chief Ed Kerr told The Coast Star.

“The Spring Lake Fire Department was dispatched and Spring Lake Police Sgt. Sean Duggan and Ptl. Jeffrey Algor responded to the scene,” the chief said. “Upon their arrival, the officers observed that the home was fully engulfed in flames and mutual aid was requested to assist with the fire.”

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Chief Kerr said that at the time of the blaze, there were no occupants in the home, and there were no injuries reported.

After roughly two hours, firefighters were able to extinguish the fire with major damage to the home. There was also minor damage to surrounding houses and garages.

The cause of the fire is under investigation at this time, the chief said.

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