On April 26th, 2017 at approximately 2:25 PM, the Stafford Township Police Department responded to a structure fire on Yeoman Road. Yeoman Road is located in the Ocean Acres section of Stafford Township.
Upon arrival, the fire was located in a downstairs living room, and had already begun to fully engulf the downstairs portion of the residence. The Stafford Township Fire Company and the Barnegat Township Fire Company responded to the scene and extinguished the fire.
From the fire, an 18 year old female resident sustained minor burn injuries to her right torso and upper right leg area. She was transported to the Southern Ocean Medical Center by the Stafford Township Fire Aid Squad. Additionally, her infant son was taken to Southern Ocean Medical Center for precautionary reasons. At this time, there is no update on the victim’s condition.
The Ocean County Fire Marshall was contacted and responded to the scene for further investigation. The Ocean County Fire Marshall and Stafford Township Bureau of Fire Prevention are handling the investigation.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.
From the Stafford Township Police Department, Sgt. Schiattarella, Ptl. Fenlon, Ptl. Luna, Det. Smith and Det. McVey responded to the scene