Electric car fire engulfs entire NJ home (VIDEO)
April 12, 2018  Dan Alexander

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MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP — A fire that started in a garage quickly engulfed an
entire home Wednesday night in Monmouth County.

Fire crews were called to the home on Arrowhead Way for an electric car that
caught fire the garage just before 9 p.m., Millstone Company Lt. Allan South
told New Jersey 101.5.

"There was a little bit more fire than just a car," he said.

Fire companies from Englishtown, Freehold and Hightstown and Monroe assisted
Millstone to put out the flames, according to State Police Sgt. Jeff Flynn.

South said residents were safely evacuated from the home.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Monmouth County Fire

County property records show the home is owned by John Lafergola and Yun Xia

Lafergola was charged in 2016 by then - U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, Paul
Fishman for possession of 36 machine guns inside the same home, which is
illegal under federal law. According to the complaint he told investigators
he built many of the weapons found in the home.

Lafergola was sentenced in September, 2016 to 28 months at a federal prison
and released in December.
Fire levels home where garage housed electric 
April 12, 2018 - A multi-alarm fire ripped through a home on Arrowhead Way
in Millstone where the homeowner had an electric car in the garage,
officials said. Nobody was injured in the Wednesday night fire that started
at about 8:50 p.m, which started in the garage area and later spread to the
rest of the home, police and ...

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April 12 2018  Graeme Paton
The remains of the Volvo XC90 hybrid car after it caught fire

A hybrid electric car went up in flames after being left to charge on a
family’s driveway.

The family was forced to flee when the car, which runs on a combination of
electric power and a conventional petrol engine, burst into flames late on
Sunday evening.

Miles Freeman, 46, from Birmingham, said that the alarm on the Volvo Hybrid
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