Authorities Investigating Toms River Structure Fire [PHOTOS]

Authorities are investigating a structure fire in Toms River, which sent one firefighter to the hospital.

At approximately 2:00 pm this afternoon, East Dover Fire Company No. 4, Toms River Fire Company No. 2, and Island Heights Fire Department responded to a reported structure on Bergen Avenue in Toms River.

First arriving units confirmed a working structure fire in a 2 story residential structure. Fire was confirmed on the 2nd floor. The fire was upgraded to a 2nd alarm bringing in additional resources.

The fire was quickly placed under control by the initial suppression team. All occupants were able to evacuate.

Occupants of the home did indicate that 2 cats were missing but it is unknown if they exited the home.

The home sustained heavy smoke, heat, and fire damage to both floors.

One firefighter sustained a minor injury and was transported to the hospital for evaluation as a result of a fall at the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by Inspector Britton of the Toms River Bureau of Fire Prevention and The Toms River Police Department.

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