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Man Suffered Serious Burns in Lakewood Township Oven Fire

By rlsmetro on
Lakewood Township

Police in Lakewood Township are investigating an incident where a man was seriously burned inside his apartment Sunday night. 

According to a brief statement from Lakewood Police, at approximately 8:55 p.m., emergency responders rushed to reports of a fire with injuries at 223 Woodlake Manor Drive. 

Lakewood Police said upon arrival, firefighters found a 40-year-old Hispanic male from Lakewood suffering 1st degree burns to his face due to a flash oven fire.  

Police say the gas company responded and immediately shut supply to the apartment.

The unidentified victim was airlifted to St. Barnabus Medical Center in Livingston as a precaution.

According to police, there was no damage to any other units and no one was displaced due to the incident.  

“At this time, the scene is still active and more information will be released as it becomes available,” Lakewood Township Police said.