On Wednesday, at approximately 3:47 p.m. the Freehold Fire Department and Freehold Police Department were dispatched to Federici’s Family Restaurant and the Court Jester Restaurant, downtown Freehold, after employees and patrons of both businesses reported smoke inside the restaurants. Initial responding personnel who arrived on location seconds later confirmed same.
A fire was located in the wall of Federici’s, which runs parallel to the Court Jester. The fire was extinguished shortly thereafter. Federici’s incurred smoke and water damage to the front of the building where the fire was located. The Court Jester incurred minor smoke damage.
All occupants were evacuated safely. No injuries were reported. Thank you to our mutual aid companies: the East Freehold Fire Company, the Freehold Township Independent Fire Company, the Adelphia Fire Company, and the Freehold First Aid Squad. We remain on scene as the Freehold Police Department and Monmouth County Fire Marshall’s investigate. Downtown Freehold remains closed between Court Street and Center Street.
Photo by Freehold Fire Dept.