|4942 Andrea Ave. is close to Long Branch Park. [Photo from Google Maps.]|
When firefighters arrived on the scene at about 4:25 p.m., they encountered heavy smoke and fire coming from the rear and basement of the home, the fire department reports. Firefighters conducted an aggressive fire attack and brought the fire under control in approximately 15 minutes.
Two adults were at home when a family friend alerted them about the fire. They escaped unharmed. Three adults have been displaced and are being provided Red Cross support. Damage is estimated at $150,000.