Structure Fire on Midship Drive in Barnegat

Woman treated for smoke inhalation

A 19-year-old woman was treated for smoke inhalation following a structure fire at 10 Midship Drive in Barnegat Township last night.

The woman, whom police declined to identify, tried to help extinguish the fire, and suffered smoke inhalation as a result, according to Lieutenant Keith Germain. 

She was taken to South Ocean County Medical Center for treatment. The homeowner, William Adamczyk, 31, refused medical attention on the scene, Germain said.

Germain said the fire started around 8 p.m. in the kitchen. "It looks like a grease fire," Germain said, adding that several neighbors came out to help Adamczyk douse the fire just as fire crews arrived on the scene.

Officials with the Barnegat Fire Company and Stafford Township Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire. Germain said the Ocean County Fire Marshall's Office, along with Barnegat First Aid, Public Works and Water Department responded as well.

Luanna Pierce August 16, 2012 at 12:02 PM
I am grateful that Patch for Barnegat- Manahawkin embraces a small town feel while still maintaining the anonymity of a larger town. It does my heart good to see it reported in the media here how in this house fire on Midship Dr. in Barnegat people pulled together to help each other. It is so good to see it reported how goodwill is expressed in kindness without it being Christmas time. It does my heart good. I know random acts of kindness occur regularly, but rarely are they shared, as a general rule, in media reporting. Might we see more of this in future reporting? Thank you, for your focus on the good in our community, Patch. Kudos to all those who help others.


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