|June 18, 2012 at 11:18PM|
The above video is from 6ABC. Read their article by clicking here.
Around 22:45 hours, Camden Fire arrived on location at 21st and Hayes Street to find heavy fire through the roof the Magnetic Metals plant. The building is a block long and estimated to be a 250 x 400 feet in size.
The second and third alarms were quickly transmitted and special-calls went out for multiple tower ladders.
Within the hour, the fourth alarm was transmitted.
Heavy fire continued to run the roof and the fifth alarm was transmitted just after midnight. The fire is threatening exposures that are part of the complex. The fifth alarm consists of a 5-inch strike team including 7 additional engines to the scene.
Multiple special-calls were transmitted throughout the night for additional ladders and engines.
Camden police have told area residences to remain indoors because they are unsure of the air quality due to toxins within the plant.
|May 20, 2012 at 11:11PM|
The Ocean City Patch article:
A three-story home on the corner of Morningside Road and Beach Road was decimated by a Sunday afternoon fire that damaged a neighboring house and that hospitalized one firefighter due to heat related injuries, according to Deputy Chief Mark McCulley of the Ocean City Fire Department.
Capt. Gary Green was treated and released after overheating and showing signs of high blood pressure while fighting the blaze, according to acting Fire Chief Charles Bowman.
When the firefighters first arrived at the residence at about 3:45 p.m., the fire was already tearing through the second floor of the home, but because two neighboring houses were exposed to damage and because of strong northeast winds, the firefighters focused on first protecting those properties, McCulley said.
"Upon arrival, it was going pretty good," Bowman said.
By 4:30 p.m., the fire was mostly under control, but damage could be seen throughout the entire structure of the house. Although some of the first floor is still intact, the house appears to be a total loss, according to McCulley.
No residents were home at the time of the fire. Residents of neighboring properties were evacuated.
Property tax records from 2011 list George A. and Burnett Brendan Stohner, of Indianapolis, IN, as the owners of the property, which is assessed at $2.6 million.
Firefighters from all three Ocean City fire stations responded, and stations in Marmora and Somers Point provided backup coverage.
Onlookers could be seen on Morningside Road, on the beach opposite of the house, and down side streets watching the blaze at the stately and classic beach-block home.
Cape May County, Ocean City Police Department and Ocean City Fire Department personnel are investigating the cause of the fire but are not expected to make a determination for a couple of days
|May 19, 2012 at 10:45PM|
Red Bank, NJ - Here is some good helmet cam video out of Red Bank from a house fire at 46 Hudson Street. The fire broke out around 03:20 Thursday.
The cause of the fire is likely due to a discarded cigarette. The fire appears to have started in the corner of the rear deck.
The residents went to bed at 02:00 and were awaken by a smoke detector going off. They went to investigate and found heavy smoke on the first floor.
The fire was under control by 05:30.
|April 24, 2012 at 6:44PM|
Camden - Around 2:30 PM firefighters responded to a report of a fire and possible people trapped at 1426 South 9th Street near Atlantic Avenue.
First arriving companies found heavy smoke and fire pushing from the second floor of a two-story 50x50 commercial.
Command quickly requested all members out of the building and ordered a defensive attack only. Two tower ladders were put in operation.
The fire was brought under control in an hour.
Photos courtesy of Richie Moulder.
|April 14, 2012 at 10:53AM|
Lopatcong, NJ - A fire broke out on the exterior of a single-family-dwelling at 308 S. 2nd Street around 10:50 PM Friday night.
The homeowner smelled plastic burning and went to investigate. He checked the kitchen and second-floor when he realized it was the siding on the exterior of the house. He then tried to extinguish the fire himself, but when that failed, ran back inside to alert his mother-in-law.
Firefighters arrived to find heavy fire extending into the dwelling.
A firefighter suffered a leg injury when he fell through a floor inside the dwelling. The F.A.S.T. company was activated to remove him from the house. He was transported to the hospital.
Staff photographer Mike Nester contributed the photo.