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Firefighters Limit Damage in East Dover House Fire

Police Lights (Photo: Jason Rojas/Flickr)

Police Lights (Photo: Jason Rojas/Flickr)

Toms River firefighters were able to contain a house fire to a portion of the residence, successfully battling the flames without any injuries to the residents or first responders.

Firefighters from East Dover and Island Heights fire companies were dispatched to a residential structure fire at 597 Senaroth Court, in the East Dover section, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, according to a statement from the fire service. Multiple calls to Toms River Police dispatch reported that there were still people trapped inside the home.

Capt. Daniel Goresh of East Dover Fire Company was first on the scene and reported a garage fire that extended into the laundry room. Goresh, along with officers from the Toms River Police Department, were able to confirm that all of the occupants were safely out of the home.


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Crews from East Dover made entry into the garage and were able to extinguish the fire quickly. While crews were working, Chief Joseph Catapano and District Chief Everett Seaman arrived on location to assist in operations. There were no injuries reported to any civilians or firefighters.

“Due to the quick response from firefighters, the fire was maintained to the garage and laundry room with no fire extension into the main house,” the statement said.

The response to the fire involved:

  • Toms River Police
  • Toms River Fire Company #1
  • Silverton Fire Company
  • Toms River Bureau of Fire Prevention
  • Toms River Building Department
  • Toms River EMS
  • New Jersey Natural Gas
  • Jersey Central Power & Light

The fire is under investigation by the Toms River Bureau of Fire Prevention.




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