Mary-Lyn BuckleyJul 10, 2018, 12:31 pmJul 10, 2018, 2:22 pm

Victims identified in deadly 2-alarm fire in Asbury Park

Community remembers James Famularo as ‘good neighbor’ who did a lot for others


ASBURY PARK – Police were on scene Tuesday after a two-alarm fire broke out on Monday at this Park Ave site, destroying multiple units. Neighbors say James Famularo's body was taken from inside the building. The fire started at around 3 p. m. Tuesday and spread to neighboring units. Several emergency vehicles responded including the Asbury Park Fire Department, EMS, and police.

Neighbors said the couple had maintenance done on their boiler the day of the fire, and believe it was an explosion. At this time police have this entire area surrounding the house blocked off.

"Very buff and athletic and a good neighbor who would always come outside and greet you and say hello," neighbor Stephania Warren said.

“He made it his business to do a lot for the community, for a lot of people," neighbor Jackie Bennett said.

Neighbors said Famularo’s wife, Shana, was injured in the fire but survived.

"[Shana] is in the hospital she had to jump out one of the windows and she broke her leg," Warren said.

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