Structure Fire: On March 24th at 3:04 pm an emergency call was received from a resident at 1776 Kathleen Court.
The woman stated that there was a fire in the lower portion of her house and that flames were coming up her stairs. All of the residents, including children, fled to safety as police, fire, and EMS units arrived within five minutes.
Upon the initial arrival of emergency personnel the fire had already began to burn out of control in the rear of the home.
Fire units from Pleasant Plains, Toms River #1 & #2, Silverton, East Dover, Island Heights, Lakewood, and Manitou Park responded to battle the blaze.
Several investigative agencies will be working throughout the night to determine the cause.