Lakewood Firefighter Hospitalized with Smoke Inhalation in Home Blaze

school stA Lakewood Firefighter was hospitalized with smoke inhalation this evening, officials confirm to TLS.

The firefighter was one of dozens of emergency responders who responded to a structure fire on School Street around 8:15 PM, as reported on our news alerts at the time.

The arriving firefighters reportedly found flames shooting from the home still under construction, but managed to knock down the flames a short time later.

“The home is destroyed,” a firefighter told TLS. “The kitchen floor fell through, and every piece of sheetrock we tore open had flames inside. It must have been cooking for a while.”

Firefighters remained on scene until after 11 PM to ensure there were no flare-ups, officials said.

school st 2The firefighter was transported by Lakewood First Aid to Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, but is expected to be released later this evening, officials told TLS.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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  1. Ouch. Hope he’s better real soon. And thanx to allthe LFD vols for all they do for this town. I think we should make a dinner honoring all the EMS & LFD vols publically. We can publically give them the thanx they so rightly deserve.

  2. Great job by all of our personnel in responding on a very cold night! Thanks especially to the many volunteers who spent hours on the fireground dealing with stubborn pockets of fire in the framing and structure of the house. I am pleased to report that the injured firefighter, one of our most active volunteers, was treated at the hospital and released overnight.

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