Just last week we told you about the new park that we can look forward to in downtown Toms River. If you've passed the area in the last few days, you'll notice that progress is being made pretty quickly.
Most of us remember the devastating fire that tore through half a block of businesses in downtown Toms River in the Spring of last year. The buildings were beyond repair, and were torn down only a few months later. Since then, downtown denizens have had to pass an empty patch of dirt every day. Well, that will soon be changing.
Failed electrical equipment is likely what caused Thursday's fire in downtown Toms River that damaged several buildings at the intersection of Robbins and Washington Streets, according to fire officials.