Toms River Officer Rescues Woman, Pets From Burning Residence

TOMS RIVER, NJ — A Toms River police officer is remaining praised for rescuing a lady and her pets from their burning home all through a fire in the township past week.

a young boy wearing a hat: Toms River Police Officer Rebecca Sayegh forced her way into the Loxley Drive home to rescue the woman and her pets.

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Toms River Law enforcement Officer Rebecca Sayegh forced her way into the Loxley Travel dwelling to rescue the girl and her animals.

Toms River Law enforcement Officer Rebecca Sayegh was the first officer to arrive at the hearth on Loxley Push about 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, said Jillian Messina, media relations expert for the Toms River Police Department.


When neighbors explained to Sayegh they considered the homeowner was however in the residence, Sayegh forced her way through the front door and found the girl in the lobby she experienced been unable to open the door and depart the dwelling due to the fact of the hefty smoke, Messina mentioned.

Sayegh verified there had been no other individuals in the house and then helped the lady and her pets out of the dwelling and throughout the road to a neighbor’s property, exactly where the female was evaluated by Toms River EMS, Messina stated.

The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Workplace praised Sayegh in a submit on Fb, expressing, “Police Officers proceed to do awesome and heroic items! … Excellent work Officer Sayegh and all the responding emergency staff for a position perfectly performed!”

The fireplace in the two-story residence was dominated accidental, reported Kevin Esposito, main inspector for the Toms River Bureau of Fireplace Prevention. Esposito mentioned fireplace inspector Matt Janora uncovered the fire commenced in the hearth in the residing place.

Several fireplace departments responded and assisted in extinguishing the hearth. Toms River Fireplace Firms 1 and 2, East Dover Fire Department, Silverton Fire Division, Pleasant Plains Fireplace Business, and Island Heights Fire Office, as well as, Brick Township Fireplace and EMS Mass Care Reaction Crew, Messina stated.

Toms River Police Detectives Roger Hull and Travis Seaman had been on scene alongside with Janora and fire inspector Dana Mitchell.

Thanks to freezing temperatures, Toms River Section of General public Performs responded to the area to sand and salt the streets to stop harmful street disorders.

One firefighter was taken to Local community Clinical Middle for therapy of a minimal injury, Messina claimed. The trigger of the fireplace is under investigation by Toms River Bureau of Fireplace Prevention and is believed to be accidental.

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