A wheelchair-bound woman in the Whiting section of Manchester was hospitalized Sunday after a fire reportedly took place at a residence, police said.
At 1:41 a.m. Sunday, police received a 911 call from a township resident reporting smoke coming from under an Otter Place residence in the Pine Ridge section of Whiting.
Upon the arrival of Manchester Police, Patrolman Joseph Reilly found the residence of to be filled with smoke, police said.
Reilly was able to alert the residents inside and remove a wheelchair-bound woman, Beverly Dickson, and her husband, Larry Dickson, from the residence.
Beverly Dickson was transported to Community Medical Center for further evaluation. Larry Dickson received medical treatment at the scene by Quality Medical Transport but didn't wish to be transported to the hospital, police said.
The Whiting Volunteer Fire Company responded to the scene and extinguished the fire under the residence.
The Ocean County Fire Marshal also responded and the cause of the fire is under investigation.