On April 27th at approximately 11:50pm, officers responded to a reported fire at an Evergreen Lane address. Officers arrived on scene and observed flames coming from the mobile home. The officers quickly assessed the scene and determined that the residents of the mobile home had all safely evacuated prior to their arrival. The officers then evacuated the surrounding mobile homes.
The Barnegat Volunteer Fire Company arrived on scene and extinguished the fire. Volunteer fire companies from both Stafford and Warren Grove also responded and assisted. The mobile home suffered fire, smoke, and water damage. No one was injured and no surrounding mobile homes were damaged.
Preliminary evidence indicates the fire was caused by a lit cigarette that ignited a blanket. The Ocean County Fire Marshall is investigating.