Marlboro Police Officer saves elderly couple as fire spreads in condo building
The Monmouth County Fire Marshal's Office, Marlboro Fire Prevention Bureau and Marlboro Police are investigating the cause of a fire that burned through a building in the Millponds Condominium Development on Yorkshire Place Saturday afternoon.
Marlboro Police said that as of today, the fire doesn't seem to be suspicious, but they are all investigating to rule that out.
Officers were on scene at the Morganville development within 4 minutes of the 9-1-1 call, police said, and once there they saw the building engulfed in flames affecting units 371, 373, 375, 377, 379, 381, 383 and 385 with the fire appearing to be originating in the back of the building near units 375 and 377.
As the flames roared through the building, Marlboro Police Patrolman Charles Wilson found the front door of unit 375 wide open and as he went towards the door, noticed an elderly couple having trouble getting out.
A wheelchair bound resident was having trouble moving out as he and his wife tried to find the way to safety.
Officer Wilson along with Patrolman Pawel Wcislo helped the couple to safety before flames engulfed their unit.
The fire was put out but units 373, 375 and 377 sustained fire damaged and the entire building was deemed to be uninhabitable.
No injuries to the residents or first responders were reported at the scene.