House Destroyed, Minor Injury in North Maple Blaze
Five Toms River fire companies attack flames in 45-minute fire fight
A North Maple Drive home is destroyed after a 45 minute fire fight consumed much of rear, attic and second floor of the home.
The fire broke out around 11:15 p.m. and was under control before noon, according to Pleasant Plains Fire Company.
All five mainland fire companies plus Lakewood responded to the blaze, as first responders arrived to find the rear of the home fully involved and one occupant who had escaped in the driveway.
Three hose lines and one ladder truck were needed after the fire spread from the first floor rear, up to the second floor and then the roof.
Fire official Bob Sinnott of Silverton Fire Company was treated for minor facial injuries as a result of the fire. No injuries to occupants were reported.