Residents Escape House Fire By Crawling Through Windows

Photo courtesy Beachwood Volunteer Fire Department

  BEACHWOOD – When the call first came in, first responders learned that there were people trapped in their home by a fire. As soon as firefighters arrived, they learned that the residents had escaped through windows in the house.

  The call came in at around 4 a.m. on October 15, police said. The fire was in a room toward the back of a house on the 1100 block of Anchor Avenue.

  The fire was quickly extinguished and there were no injuries, officials said.

Photo courtesy Beachwood Volunteer Fire Department

  The Beachwood and Pine Beach Fire Departments answered the initial call. Manitou Park and Bayville Fire Departments provided coverage while these two companies were at the scene. Beachwood and Bayville EMS checked on the victims and the Red Cross responded to assist the displaced residents.

  The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Ocean County Fire Marshal’s Office and the Beachwood Police Department.