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Firefighters rescue women from burning N.J. townhouse

Firefighters rescue women from burning N.J. townhouse

Firemen were able to rescue a woman from the second floor of the burning cityhouse on Thanksgiving night.

The fire, called at 1221 Adams Way, was first reported at 7:40 p.m. when a woman called to say that her house was on fire and she was trapped on the second floor. Three Neptune police officers arrived and found the woman's brother on the first floor, police said.

The man escaped, and police knocked down the flames on the ground, with a fire extinguisher - but they couldnt get upstairs due to the heavy smoke, said Neptune police chief.

The woman and her brother were treated for very minor burns and smoke inhalation then taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune.

The blaze was drained by the help of Asbury Park, Avon, Wall and Wanamassa companies. Quagliato said there was a moderate amount of damage to the townhouse.

Our policemen and firefighters did an excellent job, he said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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