Toms River firefighters have been credited with the rescue of a woman from her home in the Pleasant Plains section of town after the house caught on fire.
According to police spokeswoman Jillian Messina, first responders were called to 73 E. Rolling Hills Court at about 11 a.m. Thursday morning. A neighbor reported seeing flames and smoke coming from the garage and called 911.
When units arrived, said Messina, the garage was fully engulfed and there were reports of someone inside. Firefighters then went into the burning home and were able to rescue a woman through a rear window. The fire was extinguished by 12:30 PM.
Messina said an investigation into what caused the blaze remains active by the Toms River Bureau of Fire Prevention, Ocean County Prosecutors Office and the Toms River Police Department.