Toms River: Fire rips through strip mall
An early Monday morning fire destroyed multiple businesses at a Toms River strip mall.
The fire broke out shortly after midnight at the Ocean National Plaza at Route 9 and Cox Cro Road.
Firefighters from Toms River and surrounding towns responded.
Two minor injuries were reported.
An investigation is ongoing.
Image: Toms River Fire Dept., Company #1
The investigation is being conducted by Officer Jay Lampiasi and Officer Keith Donnelly of the Brick Township Police Humane Law enforcement Division in cooperation with the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.
Ptl. Lampiasi and Ptl. Donnelly were recently assigned to the role of Brick Township Humane Law Enforcement Officer by Police Chief James Riccio. These positions fill a much needed void brought about by the abolishment of the New Jersey S.P.C.A. Police Agency.
Image: File photo