TOMS RIVER – Residents – and their pets – were rescued from a three-alarm fire on Friday morning.
The East Dover Fire Company said that the 911 calls started coming in at around 5:10 a.m. Callers said that there were people inside the home in the Georgetown section of town. They were rescued before the fire companies arrived. They were brought to local hospitals for evaluation. Two cats were also rescued and reunited with their owners.
All of the Toms River fire departments responded. After about three hours, the fire was brought under control, officials said. It is now under investigation.
The following agencies either responded to the scene or provided coverage: Silverton Volunteer Fire Company, Toms River Fire Company 1 & 2, Pleasant Plains Vol. Fire Department, Ocean Beach Volunteer Fire Company, Island Heights Volunteer Fire Co., Toms River Bureau of Fire Prevention, Toms River Fire Prevention Inspectors IAFF Local 5303, Toms River Police, Toms River Police EMS, Brick Township Police EMS, and these fire departments: Pioneer Hose, Breton Woods, Beachwood, Manitou Park, Manchester, Ridgeway, and Seaside Heights.