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DEVELOPING: Severe Injuries Reported for Victims of Ocean Grove Three-Alarm House Fire; Investigation

By rlsmetro on
Ocean Grove

Ocean Grove Police closed a section of Broadway in both directions due to a residential structure fire that caused severe injuries early Thursday morning.

According to a preliminary statement by the Neptune Township Office of Emergency Management, evacuated several homes in the 40's block of Broadway as firefighters battled a raging three-alarm fire that engulfed a house in the neighborhood at around 1:45 a.m.

Offcials say crews arrived and found heavy fire throughout the large three-story house with reports of trapped occupants inside.

Fire officials on the scene struck a second then third alarms for manpower as flames began to extend to neighboring homes.

Crews were able to ake their way into the structure where they found two severely injured victims who were rushed to Jersey Shore Medical Center for treatment.

Firefighters placed the firee under control just before 2:39 a.m.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

We could only confirm life-threatening injuries as of 4:25 a.m.

**Image Credit:** Neptune Township OEM