Structure Fire at Crystal Brook Townhouse Complex

At 2104 hours on January 2nd, 2009 Jackson Station 55 and Jackson Mills Station 54 were dispatched by Ocean County to a working structure fire in a townhouse complex in the Crystal Brook section.  Chief 5500 Michael Fatovic arrived on location first and found a fire in a second floor bathroom with heavy acrid smoke inside the structure.  Engine 5411 was first due and stretched an 1 3/4 attack line to the fire floor and began a quick attack.  Engine 5521 was second due and dropped a 5 inch supply line and sent its crew along with Engine 5511 to vent the structure and assist in overhaul.  Ladders 5505 and 5405 responded and stood by in a staging area.

Crews had the fire under control in minutes.  Damage was limited to the second floor bathroom area and first floor ceiling underneath the fire.  There were no injuries.  The Ocean County Fire Marshall office responded and is investigating the cause of the fire.