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Firefighter Injured In Rescue Attempt During Fatal Toms River Blaze

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Police Lights (Photo: Jason Rojas/Flickr)

A house fire that killed a township woman on Tuesday also resulted in an injury to a firefighter, officials confirmed.

Ralph Stocco, Toms River police spokesman, said the man – believed to be a 23-year-old volunteer from the Silverton fire company – was injured trying to enter the building to make a rescue.

“He was burned on his neck and ear when he bravely entered the burning building,” said Stocco.

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The fire claimed the life of a 64-year-old township woman, whose name has not yet been released by authorities.

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