LACEY TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Lanoka Harbor Volunteer Fire Department said the cause of a home fire that took the life of a pet is under investigation. The department confirmed there were no injuries in the blaze overnight at a home in the township.
Below is a release by the department:
At approximately 0124 hrs this morning we were dispatched to a residential structure fire in our 1st due response area that ultimately went to 3 alarms. Thankfully, there were no fire related injuries but there was the unfortunate loss of a pet. The source of the fire is currently under investigation by the Lacey Township PD, Ocean County Fire Marshall’s Office and the New Jersey State Fire Marshall’s Office.
We would like to thank Forked River Volunteer Fire Department, Bayville Volunteer Fire Dept, Waretown Volunteer Fire Company, Barnegat Volunteer Fire Company Station 11and Toms River Fire Company 2 (RIT) for their assistance in scene as well as Pine Beach Volunteer Fire Company No.1 and Stafford Volunteer Fire Department for providing coverage in town in the event of another emergency. I would also like to thank Ocean County Sheriff 911 Dispatchers, Lanoka Harbor EMS, Lacey Twp EMS, Stafford Township Emergency Medical Services (Rehab Unit) & Berkeley Twp EMS for ensuring the safety of the firefighters on scene.