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Published on Aug 28, 2009
Firefighters from Middle Township Station 70 responded to a structure fire at 9 West Atlantic Ave. just off Route 9 after receiving a 9-1-1 call on Friday, Aug. 28 at approximately 12:24 p.m.
According to a release, police forced entry into the home and the lone 72-year-old female resident was removed by firefighters. She was then transported to Cape Regional Medical Center for treatment due to being unconscious.
Early reports suggested a lightning strike may have ignited the blaze, but police said the cause of the fire was unknown and remains under investigation by Middle Township police as well as the county Prosecutor's Office and county Fire Marshal.
Court House Fire Company and Middle Township Ambulance Corps assisted at the fire scene.