LACEY – A 52-year-old disabled woman was rescued from an early morning house fire that happened yesterday in the Barnegat Pines section of town, police said.
Lacey Officers and members of the Forked River Fire Department were able to access the home and located the female tenant, who is disabled, on the floor in the rear of the kitchen. The woman was safely carried out of the home while the Forked River and Lanoka Harbor Fire Departments extinguished the fire. A secondary search determined no other occupants were home at the time.
The woman and two police officers were transported by Lacey Township EMS to local hospitals for smoke inhalation treatment.
According to initial investigation conducted by the Ocean County Fire Marshal and Lacey Detectives, the fire seemed to originate from the kitchen however, the cause of the fire has not been determined.
The Forked River Fire Department would like to thank everyone that worked together to extinguish the fire and rescue the occupant: Ocean County Dispatchers; The Lanoka Harbor Fire Co.; The Lacey Twp. EMS; The Lanoka Harbor EMS; The Bayville Fire Co. RIT Team; and The Lacey Twp. Police Dept.