by East Dover FD
TOMS RIVER-Shortly after 11:00 am Monday, crews from the East Dover Fire Company and Island Heights Volunteer Fire Co. 1 were dispatched to a working structure fire in the East Dover section of Toms River. Firefighters arrived on location finding heavy fire conditions spread throughout the 2nd floor and attic space of the home.
Engine crews from EDFC and IHVFC arrived simultaneously, established a water supply, and stretched initial attack lines to the 2nd floor in an effort to contain the blaze.
Additional crews from Toms River Fire Dept., Company #1, Toms River Fire Company 2, Silverton Volunteer Fire Company, Pleasant Plains Vol. Fire Department, Seaside Heights Fire Dept., Beachwood Vol. Fire Department, and Manitou Park Volunteer Fire Company responded to the rapidly expanding incident.
“Responding crews gave an all in effort to bring this incident to a close, proving once again how strong the fire service in our county is. As always, it was a pleasure to work side by side our brothers and sisters today to help our community. A special thank you to Seaside Park Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 for covering our station while we were in service, both Island Heights engines have since returned to quarters and are awaiting our next response.”
Photo by IHVFCo.