Second-Floor Kitchen Fire Sends All-Hands Call to Heights of Collingswood
Between 1 and 2 a.m. Tuesday morning, fire and emergency services personnel from five nearby communities were sent to the apartment complex. No one was injured.
Firefighters battled a small kitchen fire in the "D" tower of the Heights of Collingswood apartment building early Tuesday morning.
The fire broke out on the second floor of the building, and was quickly contained. Only one tenant resides in the apartment in question. There were no injuries as a result of the incident.
"We were dispatched for an alarm system activation and were met by a tenant who said his apartment was on fire on the second floor," said Collingswood Fire Chief Keith Davis.
"Firefighters found a fire in the kitchen area and filled a working fire box, which dispatches additional fire companies," Davis said.
Firefighters from four additional towns responded to the call—Audubon, Gloucester City, Haddon Township and Pennsauken—which went out as an all-hands alarm. That's protocol whenever a building the size of the Heights of Collingswood is involved, Davis said.
The damage was confined to the kitchen area of the apartment in question. Firefighters held the fire with extinguishers until they got the lines engaged from support vehicles outside the building, he said.
This is the second time in almost a month that Collingswood firefighters have battled a second-floor fire at the D building of the apartment. In the November 14 incident, one resident was sent to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.