INFERNO IN LAKEWOOD: Two Victims Airlifted After Massive Fire Tears Through Apartment Complex [VIDEOS]


Three people were severely burned in a fast moving fire overnight in Lakewood, NJ.

Lakewood Police say that the fire started at approximately 12:50AM, in the High-Point Condominium Complex. Upon arrival, emergency personnel found the entire building of 458 Prospect Avenue was engulfed in flames. Fast-acting police officers entered all 16 apartments and located people inside. All were evacuated safely.

The Lakewood Fire Department, as well as Lakewood EMS responded and the Fire Department brought the blaze under control in little over two hours.

Two adults and one child were severely injured and were transported to MMSC Hospital prior to the arrival of emergency personnel at the scene. Two of those victims were airlifted to burn centers. A third victims was transported by ground to a burn center.

During the incident, five Lakewood Police Officers were treated and released at Monmouth Medical Southern Campus for smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is actively being investigated by the Lakewood Police Department Detective Bureau, The Ocean County Prosecutors Office and The Ocean County Fire Marshals Office.

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