STAFFORD – On Thursday afternoon a structure fire broke out on Yeoman Road. Yeoman Road is located in the Ocean Acres section of Stafford Township. The Stafford Township Police Department reports that they responded at approximately 2:25 p.m. 

The Stafford Police reported that the fire was burning in a downstairs living room, and had already begun to fully engulf the downstairs portion of the residence. 

The Stafford Township Fire Company and the Barnegat Township Fire Company responded to the scene, and extinguished the fire.

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An 18 year old female resident sustained minor burn injuries to her right torso and upper right leg area. She was transported to the Southern Ocean Medical Center by the Stafford Township First Aid.  The young woman’s infant son was also taken to Southern Ocean Medical Center for precautionary reasons. 

There is no update on the woman’s condition at the time of this writing. 

The Ocean County Fire Marshall was contacted and responded to the scene for further investigation. The Ocean County Fire Marshall and Stafford Township Bureau of Fire Prevention are handling the investigation.

The cause of the fire is unknown pending further investigation Sergeant Schiattarella, Patrolman Fenton, Patrolman Luna, Detectives Smith and McVey responded to the scene.