Update: 8:35 p.m.: According to Fire Chief Dan Chmarenko, there was one person inside of the building at the start of the blaze who was able to exit with no problem. The fire originated in an exterior cooling tower, not on the roof as originally reported.
Crews from Northside Engine Co and Tinton Falls Fire Company Number 1 responded.
A fire that broke out in the roof off an unoccupied Tinton Falls office building was successfully knocked down before it could spread to the rest of the building, fire officials said Friday night.
Fire crews responded to reports of a fire at the NTS Engineering and Testing Services building on Gilbert Street just behind a Shrewsbury Avenue car dealership after neighbors in an adjacent building reported seeing smoke and flames.
Firefighters from multiple departments arrived on scene at around 6:30 p.m. and were able to get the fire under control at around 7 p.m.
Northside Engine Co. Number 4 Chief Dan Chmarenko said no one was inside of the building at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported as a result of the fire. The cause of the fire was not immediately known, pending the result of an investigation.