Apartment Blaze Injures Two Firefighters, Cause Unknown

BARNEGAT – A fast moving two-alarm fire at an apartment complex in town sends two firefighters to the hospital with injuries.

Barnegat Volunteer Fire Company Station 11 were dispatched just before 1 p.m. to the Atlantic Heights Apartments for a reported structure fire.

According to Barnegat fire officials, the firefighters suffered minor injuries when a hose knocked them down. Both were taken to an area hospital and are expected to make a full recovery. 

Several fire departments responded to the blaze including Barnegat, Stafford, Waretown and Forked River.

None of the residents were injured and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

Photo courtesy Barnegat Volunteer Fire Company Station 11