Multiple injuries have been reported in a fire in Toms River this evening.
The fire broke out shortly before 10:00 p.m. while preliminary reports stated that victims were trapped in the house.
Two medivac choppers were requested to transport two victims, LNN has learned.
Firefighters have reportedly also been injured in the blaze.
UPDATE FROM TOMS RIVER FIRE CHIEF
On Sunday March 20, 2022 at approximately 9:45 PM the Silverton Fire Company was dispatched for a reported structure fire in the Holiday City section of Toms River. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and along with Toms River Police rescued two occupants. The occupants were flown by medivac helicopters to a New Jersey Trauma Center. All referrals for information should be addressed to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office as this is an ongoing investigation.
On Monday March 21, 2022 at approximately 2:27 AM a second fire was reported on MT. Juliano in the Holiday City section of Toms River. The Silverton Fire Company No.1 along with Pleasant Plains Fire Company and East Dover Fire Company responded. The house was well involved in fire when firefighters arrived. The occupants of the house were home at the time of the fire and escaped without any injuries. There were no other injuries reported. This fire is under investigation by the Toms River Bureau of Fire Prevention and the Toms River Police Department. At this time there is no connection between the two fires and the fire does not appear to be suspicious.
John Novak Chief Fire Inspector
Toms River Bureau of Fire Prevention
UPDATE FROM THE OCEAN COUNTY PROSECUTOR
Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that on March 20, 2022, at approximately 8:45 p.m., Officers from the Toms River Township Police Department and Toms River Township Fire Department were dispatched to a reported structure fire on Mount Everest Lane. 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, New Jersey, and are presently listed in critical condition. During the suppression of the fire, three firefighters received minor injuries and were
treated at the scene.
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.
Additional information will be released to the public as it becomes available.
Photos and videos by on scene reporter LNN-16