Late last night the Cherry Hill Fire Department was dispatched for an apartment fire in the 800 block of Cooper Landing Road. First alarm companies arrived to a working fire on the 5th floor with possible extension to the 6th floor above the original fire apartment. The second source box was requested and then Command requested the second alarm shortly after due to the fire’s progress and possible in this is a 6 story residential structure with smoke conditions on multiple floors. The third alarm was struck bringing more manpower to the incident. Multiple mutual aid companies were on the extra alarms for the scene, and provided covers for Cherry Hill Stations and surrounding mutual aid companies that were in service at the fire building. Residents were rescued via main ladders from their apartment balconies as the hallways were blocked by smoke. There was one civilian injury reported by ABS News.
Rehab 13 was dispatched at 0002 hrs. and responded to the scene with 10 personnel and (3) pieces of apparatus and provided liquids hot and cold, cooling stations, rest room and folding chairs, and light snack foods to civilians and all 1st Responder’s. Rehab 13 operated from 0030 hrs until released by command at 0330 hrs. Some of Rehab 13’s members were released earlier by Rehab 13 command when the activity at the scene started to wind down.
MVU one from Station 15-1 was utilized to aid in removing smoke from the building.
The origin and cause of the fire is under investigation.
Scene photos by Rehab 13 members on the incident.