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Man Killed in Toms River Building Fire

Toms River

By: Jackie Carter 

Authorities in Ocean County reported that on February 16, at approximately 3:00 p.m., the Toms River Township Police Department and Toms River Township Fire Departments were dispatched to a reported structure fire on Roberts Road. 

Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer said during the residence's primary search, a deceased male's body was discovered. 

According to Prosecutor Billhimer decedent's body was transported to Community Medical Center in Toms River for a post-mortem examination and identification.

Prosecutor Billhimer said during the fire suppression, a firefighter was treated for a minor injury at Community Medical Center and released.

The origin and cause of the fire are currently under investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office Arson Unit, Ocean County Sheriff's Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, Toms River Township Police Department Detective Bureau, Toms River Township Bureau of Fire Prevention, and the Ocean County Medical Examiner's Office.

No other injuries were reported.