Holmdel home damaged in fire

HOLMDEL—A Tuesday morning fire broke out in a home in Holmdel just weeks before the homeowners were set to move in.

The Holmdel Police Department responded to an unoccupied home on Hop Brook Lane just after 2 a.m. on Dec. 22.

The home was newly constructed and was approximately two weeks away from being occupied by homeowner.

The cause is still under investigation by the Holmdel Fire Inspector, Monmouth County Fire Marshall’s Office, Monmouth County Prosecutors Office and Holmdel Detective Bureau.

Fire departments from Holmdel and several surrounding towns responded along with Holmdel First Aid Squad.

Any immediate inquiries can be referred to evening Patrol Commander Lt. Robert Philhower. All other case inquires please refer to Lt. Keith Cannata.