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STAFFORD TOWNSHIP — Authorities are investigating a house fire Wednesday in the Manahawkin section of the township.

Township police, fire and EMS were called at 11:22 p.m. to a home in the 1200 block of Ridge Avenue for a structure fire, police Lt. James R. Vaughn said.

The side of the residence had smoke and flames coming out of it upon arrival, Vaughn said. Police evacuated the home and surrounding residences before it became engulfed.

The Fire Department deployed hose lines and extinguished the fire, and no injuries were reported.

The Ocean County Fire Marshal's Office and the Stafford Township Bureau of Fire Prevention are investigating.

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