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.