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Merrick Ave. Home Will Be Rehabitable After Sunday's Fire

The Collingswood Fire Department arrived early to the scene thanks to working smoke detectors and a quick 911 call, says Fire Chief Keith Davis.

within three minutes of the first alarm and knocked down the fire there within 20 minutes, said Chief Keith Davis.

When Collingswood F.D. pulled up, smoke was showing from the first and second floors as well as the attic, Davis said. Firefighters advanced inside the home and found a bedroom fire they later ruled accidental.

“We got a squad company out of Gloucester, an engine and ladder out of Westmont and a ladder out of Cherry Hill,” Davis said.

No occupant of the home was injured; no firefighter on the scene was injured, Davis said, but the July heat made him keep an eye on his personnel.

“When they come out, they get their vitals checked and get rehabilitated with water,” he said. “The county fire police assisted with water and refreshments.”

According to Davis, the home sustained heat, smoke and fire damage on the second floor and water damage on the first floor, but the property can be repaired.

Fortunately for the homeowners, he said, their smoke detectors were in working order, and a 911 call was placed immediately.

“They’ll be able to rebuild and rehabilitate it,” Davis said.

Joe July 03, 2012 at 08:05 PM
As always, excellent work by our first responders!
Anne Carroll July 03, 2012 at 10:24 PM
So glad the fire damage can be repaired . . . Thank to the Colls firefighters who got there within three minutes of the first alarm and our neighboring towns who also responded and the county fire police who kept our guys hydrated. Great work everyone!

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