MONMOUTH BEACH: Fires destroyed two Monmouth County homes on Christmas Day.
The first blaze occurred at a home under construction in Monmouth Beach on Valentine Street around noon.
According to the Sea Bright Fire Department, crews found heavy fire in the basement and first floor of the home but were able to bring it under control in about an hour. The home was unoccupied at the time and no injuries were reported.
The second fire was reported in the Fox Chase development in Tinton Falls on Christmas night.
According to social media, the fire appears to have started in the garage of a single family home on Bridle Path. No word on any injuries at this time.