Fire companies from nearly a dozen area communities responded to the call on a blustery Sunday morning.
By Matt Skoufalos | January 14, 2024
Firefighters from throughout Camden County rallied to the scene of a two-alarm house fire Sunday afternoon in Haddon Heights.
Units were dispatched to the 1600 block of Chestnut Street for a report of a house fire at 1:17 p.m., Mt. Ephraim Fire Chief Matt Frankowski said.
Bellmawr Squad 32 was first on the scene; they discovered heavy fire conditions showing upon arrival, and the occupants of the home had all evacuated.
Firefighters made an initial entry into the house through the front door, but high winds forced a retreat, and firefighters took a defensive position, continuing to pour water on the home, Frankowski said.
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A second alarm was called at 1:37, summoning 10 different local fire companies in total to the scene: those from Audubon, Bellmawr, Cherry Hill, Gloucester City, Haddon Heights-Barrington, Haddonfield, Mount Ephraim, Runnemede, Oaklyn, and Westmont all responded.
Fire apparatus lined Glenview and Chestnut Streets in the early afternoon hours, as firefighters continued to work to extinguish the flames.
No serious injuries were reported, but one family was displaced in the aftermath of the incident.
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