The blaze that threatened to turn a small wooden house into ashes in Toms River this morning is under investigation to determine the cause.

Township police say that firefighters were alerted to  a smoke condition in the one-story Windsor Avenue home at about 9:07 AM. The East Dover squad, along with crews from Silverton and Island Heights, h ad it under control within 15 minutes, police said.

Investigators believe that it started in the laundry room. Members of Toms River Police and Fire Prevention Bureau are sifting through the site with members of the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office.