At 2131 hrs. this evening Rehab 13 was dispatched to the fourth alarm in progress at a (2) story multi-family dwelling for personnel support. The fire was contained in the attic and upper floor of the building upon arrival of multiple companies and EMS unit. This fire was in the 200 block of Green Street in Edgewater Park and went to a fourth alarm. The entire building had fire throughout and traveled the entire roof line of the affected building. Along with a 4th alarm fire incident Rehab units from Burlington County were also on scene during the incident. Rehab units from Delran (239), Tabernacle (439), and Burlington City (909) had established a rehab sector providing EMS monitoring, hydration, cooling and chairs to accommodate the huge number of members on this scene before our arrival on scene. As was known the temperatures were extreme along with high humidity.
Rehab 13 responded with Rehab 13 and U 1386 and (5) members and responded to the location and were on scene at 2213. Members of Rehab 13 provided a rest room facility, cooling and rest station with chairs, and distributed the following: 96 MVP, 72 bottles of water, 1 pot of coffee, 40 frozen electrolyte pops, 63 hot dogs, 36 cheeseburgers, 24 honey mustard chicken sandwiches, 36 Famous Amos cookies, and dozens of other snack foods during the incident.
Rehab 13 operated well into the next morning and cleared the incident by 0120 hrs. Rehab 13 was back in service by 0200 hrs.
The fire is under investigation by Burlington County officials but is thought to have been a lightning strike during the same storm as the previous Bellmawr building fire prior to this one.
Photos by Lt. J. Walsh