Toms River Boat Engulfed in Flames Near Island Heights

Boat Fire Reported in Toms River Near Island Heights

ISLAND HEIGHTS, NJ (OCEAN) – A boat fire was reported on September 3, 2023, around 1:48 p.m. in Toms River near Island Heights. Responding to the incident were firefighters and the Sheriff’s Office. The fire was successfully extinguished, although it remains unclear if there were any occupants onboard the boat at the time of the incident.

Details surrounding the boat fire are still being investigated and additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

Photographs of the scene were taken by Tyler Eckel from, capturing the intensity and impact of the fire.

The cause of the fire and the extent of the damages are currently under investigation. The diligent efforts of the firefighters and the Sheriff’s Office were paramount in ensuring the fire was promptly extinguished, preventing further damage and potential injuries.

As boating incidents and accidents remain a concern, it serves as a reminder for boat owners and enthusiasts to exercise caution and maintain safety measures to prevent such incidents from occurring. Regular maintenance and inspections of boats, as well as adhering to safety guidelines and regulations, are crucial to ensure the well-being of all individuals on board and to prevent potential accidents.

The investigation into the boat fire will continue to determine the cause of the incident and any contributing factors. Authorities will provide updates as more information becomes available.

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