3 firefighters injured in early-morning Brick fire; Lakewood EMS provided mutual aid

Three firefighters were injured in an early morning fire in Brick, officials said.

At about 2 a.m. this morning, officers responded to 2747 Hooper Avenue, building #12, apartment 4 for a fire alarm activation.

Upon arrival, they observed smoke coming out of a second story window and the appearance of fire inside of apartment 4. The residents of building 12 were quickly evacuated by officers on scene.

The original call came in via 911 when the resident of apartment 4 reported he was awakened by a smoke detector going off in his apartment. The resident reported he observed a fire to the rear of his television located in the living room.  He immediately called 911 and left his apartment.  He was later transported to the Ocean Medical Center for smoke inhalation.

Fire damage affected at least four of the apartments in building number 12 and the building was saved by the quick response of firefighters and a fire separation wall that stopped the fire from spreading further.

Three firefighters suffered minor injuries with two of them being transported to Ocean Medical Center where they were treated and released for non-life threatening injuries.

The fire is under investigation.

The Brick Township Police EMS was assisted by surrounding agencies that included, Howell EMS, Lakewood EMS, Point Pleasant Borough, Point Pleasant Beach EMS and South Toms River EMS.

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