Good Samaritan uses ladder to rescue 2 from blaze at Shore

Firefighters battle a blaze in the Marmora section of Upper Township on Sunday afternoon. (Image courtesy of Marmora Volunteer Fire Company)

Firefighters battle a blaze in the Marmora section of Upper Township on Sunday afternoon. (Image courtesy of Marmora Volunteer Fire Company)

A quick-thinking good Samaritan used a ladder to rescue two people trapped in an engulfed building Sunday afternoon in Cape May County.

Officials say firefighters were dispatched to 35 South Shore Road in the Marmora section of Upper Township around 2:30 p.m. after operators received several 9-1-1 calls.

While crews from area fire departments were responding, a passerby used a ladder to rescue two occupants from the second floor, according to a news release from the Marmora Volunteer Fire Company.

Arriving crews discovered heavy fire within both floors of the building and two vehicles parked in the rear along with flames spreading to three surrounding structures.

Firefighters, who quickly knocked down the fire, searched the building and did not find any additional trapped occupants, officials said.

No injuries were reported. The fire remains under investigation by the Cape May County Fire Marshall’s Office.

“A big shout out and thank you to the unknown person who saved those two lives!” an official from the Marmora Volunteer Fire Company posted on Facebook.

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