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Toms River Fire Sends Two to Burn Center, Remains Under Investigation

Mount Everest Lane, Toms River, N.J. (Credit: Google Earth)

Mount Everest Lane, Toms River, N.J. (Credit: Google Earth)

A fire in a Toms River home Sunday night resulted in two people being sent to a burn center with critical injuries. The fire itself remains under investigation.

According to a statement from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, Toms River police and firefighters were dispatched to a reported structure fire on Mount Everest Lane, in the Holiday City at Silverton development.

During the primary search of the residence, two occupants, one male and one female, were discovered. Due to the extent of their injuries, both occupants were airlifted to the Burn Center at Cooper Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J., and are presently listed in critical condition. During the suppression of the fire, three firefighters received minor injuries and were treated at the scene.

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The origin and cause of the fire are currently under investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Arson Unit, Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, Toms River Township Police Department Detective Bureau, and Toms River Township Bureau of Fire Prevention, the statement said. More information would be forthcoming once the investigation reveals a cause, officials said.

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