At 0118 hrs. Sunday morning the first call was received by Camden County Communications reported a house on fire at this location. Additional calls came from various numbers indication fore going up the side of the house, garage was involved, and hearing explosions from a car fire in the rear of the house. When first arriving fire units arrived on location, companies had a large 2 1/2 story single family dwelling heavily involved throughout. All companies went in service in a defensive mode and placed several master streams in service to begin the fire suppression effort.
This dwelling sits at the top of Signal Hill Road and was determined to be approximately 4,000 square feet in area. The battalion chief request the all hands upon arrival and all Cherry Hill Fire units were committed to the job. Mutual aid companies were called in to cover Cherry Hill during the incident.
Rehab 13 was dispatched on the “all hands” at 0125 hrs. and responded with (8) personnel and (2) units to handle the assignment. Rehab 13 arrived and got fairly close to the fire building and went in service with hydration, and snack foods. Also, the rest room was placed in service and chairs were set up for the homeowners. These chairs were left on the scene after Rehab 13 was released and were picked up at Station 4. Rehab provided (48) bottles of MVP, (48) bottles of water, snack foods, and cloth towels at the cooling station along with biscuits and water for the residents of the home.
Rehab 13 was released from the incident by 1300 @ 1330 hrs. and were back in service by 0400 hrs.
The fire is under investigation by the Cherry Hill Fire Marshal’s office.
Photos of the incident by T. Kraft, Station Chief Rehab 13