An investigation is underway following a fire at a home on Regina Road in the Morganville section of Marlboro Township on Thursday, where two people were able to safely get out of the residence but it's not known where their dogs are at this point.

Marlboro Township Police said they received a 911 call around 11:05 am regarding a fire that began in the garage and had spread to a portion of the residence.

Two family members were home at the time, police said, and they were both able to get out safely.

However, two dogs were inside as well "and as of now, they are still unaccounted for."

Marlboro police officer, Patrolman Pawel Wcislo, entered the residence in an attempt to rescue the dogs but was unsuccessful in his attempt and was later treated at a local hospital for minor smoke inhalation.

As of right now, the fire is not being ruled arson or anything suspicious in nature but an investigation is underway to determine the cause.

Marlboro Police were joined on scene by the Robertsville Volunteer Fire Company, Marlboro Fire Department, Morganville Fire Department, Gordons Corner Fire Company, East Freehold Fire Company, Adelphia Fire Company, Monmouth County Fire Marshal’s Office, Marlboro Fire Prevention, Marlboro First Aid Squad, Morganville First Aid Squad and Western Monmouth EMS.


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