AVALON — The cause of a fire that destroyed two homes here last week has not been determined, but it is not considered suspicious, Fire Chief Ed Dean said.
There were no injuries as a result of the fire, which severely damaged a pair of multimillion-dollar bayfront homes near Pelican and Seagull drives.
“The official cause is undetermined — still under investigation,” Dean said Monday.
Dean said the properties have been released to the homeowners, which he said is a fairly typical step once officials have ruled out anything suspicious.
Fire destroyed two multi-million-dollar homes in Avalon
A fire destroyed two multi-million-dollar homes, Friday morning near the intersection of Pelican and Seagull drives. Firefighters from Avalon, Stone Harbor, Marmora, Green Creek, Wildwood, Rio Grande, Goshen, Ocean View, Seaville and Cape May Court House were present. March 17, 2017 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)
Crews responded to the fire about 7:45 a.m. Friday. One of the homes was occupied, and three adults and one child were able to escape safely and call for help, according to Dean.