Police, Fire and EMS were dispatched at 1:40 Monday morning to a "Working Structure Fire," at 307 Cooks Lane, Point Beach. The occupant of the apartment reported that he smelled gas just prior to the explosion and fire.
The occupant was transported by Point Pleasant First Aid Squad to Jersey Shore Medical Center Trauma with burns to his arms and legs.
...Fire Departments from Point Pleasant Borough, Bay Head, Mantoloking, Brick and Brielle along with Point Boro First Aid were called in to assist the Beach Fire Departments and First Aid Squad
...Most units were released by 4:30 with investigators from Ocean County and Point Pleasant Beach Police searching through the rubble.