Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer said at approximately 8:45 p.m., the Jackson Township Police Department and Jackson Township Fire Department were dispatched to a structure fire with entrapment on Lehigh Boulevard.
Upon arrival, emergency personnel found the structure to be fully engulfed by flames. Firefighters located the body of an 82 year-old female in the downstairs portion of the residence.
Officials said the woman was pronounced deceased at the scene. A second victim jumped from the second story of the residence to escape the fire and received minor injuries.
A pet dog has not yet been accounted for. Officials said Jackson Township Police Officer was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.
According to officials, a second Jackson Township Police Officer was transported to Monmouth Medical Center-Southern Campus in Lakewood, treated for minor injuries, and released.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit- Arson Squad, Ocean County Sheriff's Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, Ocean County Fire Marshal’s Office, Jackson Township Fire Bureau, and Jackson Township Police Department.