Truth Frequency Radio
Apr 29, 2014

Photo by Aaron Camillo.OC Signal

LITTLE EGG HARBOR-A combined effort between Little Egg Harbor Police Officer  Thomas McAnney and Tuckerton Police Officer Brian Olsen helped to save the lives of two of three dogs trapped in a residential structure fire on White Oak Lane here on Friday.

According to police,   at 7:40pm Little Egg Harbor Township Police, Parkertown Fire Department and Great Bay E.M.S. were dispatched to an address on White Oak Ln. for a report of a structure fire.

As officers arrived on scene flames and heavy smoke were observed coming from the residence. Patrolman McAnney and  Patrolman Olsen made forced entry into the residence to look for residents who may have been inside, they made contact with the two large dogs who were found unresponsive.

They pulled the dogs out of the residence and K-9 Officer Tonya Anderson provided first aid to the dogs along with Great Bay E.M.S. members. There were no residents home during the fire, only three dogs, one which unfortunately died as a result of smoke inhalation. The two dogs rescued were transported to the Linwood Animal Hospital where they remain in stable condition and under observation. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, Sergeant Scott Nino, Patrolman Kevin Hogan and Patrolman John Kelly also assisted.

According to the Red Cross of South Jersey, the home was destroyed and two adults and five children have been displaced as a result.