An early morning fire at the Parkview apartments in Collingswood brought companies from eight communities to the scene.
By Matt Skoufalos | December 4, 2017
An apartment fire at the Parkview Collingswood left one family displaced Monday morning, but caused no life-threatening injuries as a result.
Responders from eight local fire companies arrived for what Collingswood Fire Chief Keith Davis said is a “high hazard all-hands call,” a special designation used by emergency personnel for dense housing complexes like the Parkview.
Multiple 9-1-1 calls were reported at 8:28 a.m., with units arriving by 8:32 and the fire under control by 8:58 a.m., Davis said.
The incident was confined to a single unit on the sixth floor of the Parkview B Building, which was evacuated for the better part of an hour while crews extinguished the fire and worked to ventilate the building of heavy smoke.[wpdevart_youtube]8_9Ft7fqb8A[/wpdevart_youtube]
Crews from the Westmont Fire Company stretched a ladder to the rear of the building while other firefighters worked a hose through the interior. Davis said that police also helped evacuate a person who had been trapped.
The cause of the fire has yet to be determined. It’s the first major incident at the apartment complex since it changed ownership in October; over the summer, its parking garage also was damaged in a fire.
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