Taskforce 28 was alerted for a reported vehicle on fire in the garage of a dwelling in Shamong. Chief Smith reported a visible column of smoke while responding and requested an all-hands. He arrived to a two-story dwelling with fire showing from the bravo side and requested an additional tender over the box. Tabernacle Quint 4314 and Indian Mills Engine Company 2812 lead off with a 2-1/2 handline and a deck gun. The area has no hydrants, so a tender shuttle was set up. The original draft point eventually clogged and a second location was needed. The fire was brought under control in a little over an hour. Three minor firefighter injuries were reported and one fire police officer was taken to the hospital. The County Fire Marshall was investigating. Reportedly, $400,000 worth of cars were destroyed, along with the house.         

– Fire News photos by Dave Hernandez