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Fire Breaks Out in Laundry Room of Manalapan Home

The fire was knocked out quickly; no one living in the home or fire personnel were hurt.

This story has been updated as of Friday, Jan. 4 at 5 p.m.:

A fire broke out on the first floor of a two-story home on North Parsonage Way  Friday afternoon that was quickly knocked out. The fire ignited in the laundry room and did not extend to any other rooms, according to Manalapan Township Fire Company #1 Fire Chief Ryan Perrone.

Manalapan Township Fire Company #1, the Englishtown Fire Department, and the Gordons Corner Fire Company all responded to the scene along with patrolmen from the Manalapan Police Department.

The home is owned by Charles Marchese, according to New Jersey Tax Records. No one was hurt in the fire, although family members were home at the time that it ignited.

Manalapan Township Fire Marshall Rick Hogan was on the scene investigating after the fire was extinguished. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by Hogan as of Friday evening.

An Englishtown Fire Department member said that the cause of the fire is currently under investigation, but they were informed over the radio that the fire may have stemmed from the dryer in the upstairs laundry room.

*Editor's note: the initial story noted that the fire broke out on the second floor of the home, but it actually started on the first floor.

Please keep checking with Manalapan Patch as this story is ongoing and will be updated as soon as more information becomes available.

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