Two Ocean Township police officers rescued a sleeping baby and another resident from a house fire this Tuesday.

Officers Chris Clune and Arthur Barnek were on duty and patrolling when they noticed that ash and smoke filled the air on Maidenstone Drive. Once they approached the scene, they saw flames and immediately called the fire department.

The two officers ran inside to wake the occupants of the household and get them out safely.

"Barnek quickly ran upstairs and retrieved the child from her crib and exited the residence," police said. "After Barnek exited the residence, Clune conducted a search of the first floor, locating another family member sleeping in a bedroom."

The officers were able to contain the fire to the back portion of the house. It seems that the fire started from a light planted in mulch outdoors.

There is currently an investigation underway.

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