Firefighters were summoned to Gus’ iconic diner located on Rt 33 in Manalapan Township in the early hours of January 22nd.
First responders were summoned approximately 1:45 am and according to police, the fire was extinguished a short time later. There were no injuries reported and sources say the majority of the damage was caused by water during the firefighting efforts.
According to Monmouth County Deputy Fire Marshal Rick Hogan the fire appears to be accidental but remains under investigation.
The diner was undergoing an addition at the time of the fire and was closed when the fire started. It is unknown when the diner will reopen.
NJ DOT shut down Rt. 33 Eastbound for approximately two hours due to the fire according to police. Responding agencies include Manalapan Fire Company #1, Gordons Corner Fire Company, Englishtown Fire Compay, Adelphia Fire Company and Freehold Borough Fire Department. The Englishtown-Manalapan First Aid Squad also responded to the scene.Photo Source Photo Source