SPRING LAKE HEIGHTS, NJ — Belmar Fire Department was among 11 fire companies and other first responders called upon to assist in battling a structure fire on June 11 at Fairway Mews in Spring Lake Heights.

In a request for mutual aid by the Spring Lake Heights Fire Department at about 4:30 p.m., Belmar responded to 31 Maple Drive in the gated community with its ladder truck, where it assisted in ventilation and fire overhaul efforts, according to fire officials.

The fire was quickly extinguished and contained to one home in the multiple-unit building, said Belmar Fire Marshal Ryan Dullea.

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The fire, which started in the kitchen, was ruled accidental after an investigation by the Belmar Fire Bureau, Monmouth County Fire Marshal’s Office and Spring Lake Heights Police Department, he said.

One occupant was transported for treatment, Dullea added, advising that extreme caution should be exercised when cooking with oils.

In addition to the Belmar Fire Department, assistance was provided by firefighters and/or first responders from Spring Lake, Sea Girt, Manasquan, Wall (South Wall, Glendola), Neptune and Brielle.

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