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Our Deepest Simpathy to the Mizpah Fire Company

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The Elwood Vol Fire Company would like to express our deepest sympathy to The Mizpah Vol Fire Company on the passing of their Assistant Chief Eric Davenport.

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Five South Jersey fire companies receive federal grants

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Atlantic City fire

The Atlantic City Fire Department and four volunteer fire companies in South Jersey have received more than $1.2 million in federal funding through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program, U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo announced Wednesday.

The grants will be used “to obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources required to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards,” according to a news release from LoBiondo’s office.

Atlantic City will receive $611,364, its seventh AFG award.

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Man, 85, killed when tree he was cutting falls on him

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MULLICA TWP. -- An 85-year-old man died Thursday morning when a tree he was cutting fell on him, township police said.

Ronald Loatwall was pronounced dead at the scene after police received a 911 call from his wife. He was cutting a tree in the yard of the couple's Baremore Road home.

"This event is being viewed as a tragic accident," police said in a press release.

Loatwell lived in Mullica Township for more than 50 years, police noted.

AtlantiCare EMS, Elwood Fire Department and Mullica Township public works responded to the scene.

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Galloway home "total loss" after fire

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Galloway Twp. fire

A Galloway Township home went up flames Monday afternoon that resulted in a "total loss" for the owners, according to police.

Firefighters and police responded to the home located on S. Snake Avenue after neighbors called in the fire. No one was home during the fire, and there are no reported injuries. 

First responders on the scene said they were able to contact the owner around 3 p.m. on Monday. 

An investigation into how the fire started is currently underway. 

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EHT ShopRite reopens after fire prompts evacuation

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ShopRite fire

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — ShopRite reopened Monday morning after a fire prompted an evacuation of the supermarket Sunday afternoon, a representative from the courtesy counter said. 

Smoke and flames rose from ShopRite’s roof as about 30 firefighters battled the fire.

No injuries were reported, authorities said.

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Fire at Wharton State Forest grows to 2,800 acres, DEP says

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The forest fire in southern Burlington County near the Batsto Village and fire tower has grown to 2,800 acres, the state Department of Environmental Protection said Friday. 

 As of noon, the state Forest Fire Service contained 60 percent of the fire, said DEP spokesman Bob Considine. The established containment area is an estimated 3,500 acres, he said. 

Batsto Village, the visitor center, and all trails including the Batona Trail are closed.

Hawkins Bridge Camp, Godfrey Bridge Camp, Lower Forge Camp and Mullica River Camp are also closed due to the smoke and ash from the fire.

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EVFC Receives Donation for Pet Resuscitation Equipment

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Thanks to Rob, Jessica and Wynnfield Simpson

Thanks to Rob, Jessica and Wynnfield Simpson for making a donation to the Elwood Fire Company to purchase pet resuscitation equipment. Elwood trucks will now be equipped to handle pet emergencies in the event of a fire or smoke inhalation.

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