On Thursday, May 13, Firefighters from across Southern Ocean County responded to a structure fire at an 8 unit apartment building in the Royal Timbers complex. According to the Little Egg Harbor Township Police Officers arrived approx 3pm to Wild Oaks Court where they immediately encountered the fire and began to evacuate and redirect traffic. Several streets were closed to allow emergency vehicles and their crews to assist in getting the fire under control. Volunteer Fire Companies including Tuckerton, West Tuckerton, Ship Bottom, Harvey Cedars, Beach Haven, and Parkertown. Assistance from several First Aid Squads were also on the scene.
No serious injuries have been reported, several families have been displaced and many local efforts are underway to help them.