Laurel Chase Townhouses Demolished After Fire
After a fire ripped through the condominium complex at Laurel Chase, in Toms River, the remaining damaged structures were demolished for public safety reasons.
Earlier today, multiple fire departments in Ocean County responded to the working structure fire which had engulfed two units. In that fire, which started on the deck in the rear of one of the units, firefighters rescued a cat and two firefighters were treated for injuries at Community Medical Center. The fire raged for 30 minutes before the blaze was under control.
All Toms River Fire Companies responded to the fire including Toms River Fire Company 1 and 2 along with Silverton Fire Company, Pleasant Plains Fire Company, East Dover Fire Company, and Ocean Beach. Companies from other towns who responded were Manchester, Ridgeway, Lakewood, Beachwood, Island Heights, Brick and Seaside Heights.
The fire is being investigated by Detective James Magovern and the Toms River Bureau of Fire Prevention.
Photo and video by Robert Raia, Pleasant Plains Fire Department Photo Unit Officer.