Firefighters respond to apartment fire

All Jackson Township Fire Division crews responded to an area apartment fire at 5:05 p.m. Aug. 27, 2014 likely caused from a lightening strike. Pleasant Township firefighters assisted.

Upon arrival, firefighters found a six-unit apartment building fully engulfed in smoke. The maintenance manager, who rescued a 12-week-old Boxer puppy, said the building was evacuated so thankfully no injuries were reported. One Jackson Township firefighter suffered from heat exhaustion but was not transported.

Now is a great time to make or review home and office fire-escape plans:

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Ladder 202 crew firefighter/paramedics (left) Joshua Hammond and Chris Patton are pictured cutting a hole in the roof to vent smoke and heat.

Lt. Ron Jahn is pictured holding Bailey, the 12-week-old Boxer puppy rescued from the Aug. 27, 2014 fire.