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Breaking: Large House Fire Destroys Home, Closes Toms River Streets

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A fire at 1401 Silverton Road in Toms River. (Photo: TRPD)
A fire at 1401 Silverton Road in Toms River. (Photo: TRPD)

A house fire has shut down numerous streets near Silverton Road, where flames consumed a residence Wednesday just before dark.

Firefighters and police officers went to the home at 1401 Silverton Road at 4:28 p.m. and were still on scene an hour later. According to police spokesman Ralph Stoccom, a man and woman, who were home at the time it started, were not injured.

A fire at 1401 Silverton Road in Toms River. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
A fire at 1401 Silverton Road in Toms River. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
A fire at 1401 Silverton Road in Toms River. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
A fire at 1401 Silverton Road in Toms River. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

The cause of the blaze is not yet known. By 5:30 p.m., holes were visible in the roof of the home and smoke was still billowing from a structure adjacent to the home itself. It did not appear that neighboring homes were in any danger. Silverton Road was blocked off in and around the area of the blaze.

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Officials said more information would be released once the fire is completely extinguished.

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