On May 2, 2024, Lakewood Fire was dispatched to a reported fire on Picardy Court. Engine 5 was first to arrive to a well involved single-story wood frame ranch. Crews attempted an interior attack, but were overrun by heavy fire and soon after evacuated the building. Ladder 5’s aerial was set up for a defensive attack which knocked down the majority of the fire which had burned through the roof. Mutual aid came from Toms River Stations 26 and 30, along with Brick Station 23.

– Fire News photos by Mark Rosetti