Sunday, November 29, 2009 04:24 Mauricetown [Station 12], Port Norris [Station 11], and Laurel Lake [Station 13] fire companies were dispatched to 971 Spring Garden Road for a dwelling fire.
The initial report from dispatch was a fire in the bedroom with audible smoke alarms sounding.
Laurel Lake Chief John Reeves [13-31] arrived on location and reported that the dwelling was fully involved and all residents were out of the dwelling. Upon hearing the size up Mauricetown Chief Don Hundt Sr. [12-31] ordered a second alarm which brought in tenders from Dividing Creek [Station 18] and Leesburg [Station 26] fire companies, an Engine from Port Elizabeth Fire company [Station 27] as well as a FAST team from the Millville Fire Department [Station 30].
The crew from Port Norris Engine 1103 arrived on scene and led off with two 1 1/2″ attack lines to the A side of the dwelling, one 2 1/2″ blitz fire on the B side of the dwelling, and one 2 1/2″ attack line to the C side of the dwelling. Tender 1202 arrived and laid a 5″ supply line into 1103 while their crews started the initial attack with members from Port Norris.
Shortly after Tower 11 arrived on location and took an offensive position at the A/B corner of the structure while Chief Hundt ordered Engine 1201 to supply Tower 11’s aerial device as they prepared to attack the fire.
Chief Hundt then ordered Engine 2701 to establish a fill site and requested additional Tenders from Heislerville [Station 25] and Downe Twp Fire Co. [Station 39] to assist with the water shuttle operations.
Millville Rescue Squad [Squad 98] and Laurel Lake EMS [Squad 13] were on scene to provide rehab to the firefighters.
The fire was placed under control at 06:14 and there were no reported injuries.
The cause of the fire is under investigation
Other agencies that assisted were Cumberland County Fire Coordinator, Fire Marshal, Fire Police, Commercial Township OEM, Atlantic City Electric, and Red Cross.