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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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Mullica Twp Firemen Fighting Hammonton's Warehouse Fire

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205 Pine Rd, Hammonton   May 11th 2017

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Hammonton warehouse fire

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The Elwood Fire Company along with many other fire companies was on the scene of a Thursday night blaze at a warehouse on Pine Road in Hammonton, police say.

The fire is burning at 10 p.m. in a warehouse on Pine Road between the Route 30 and Columbia Road, according to Police Chief Robert Jones of the Hammonton Police Department.

The warehouse is located in the western portion of Atlantic County.

Hammonton fire 5-11-17

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Overturned Fuel Tanker Closes Atlantic City Expressway Near Hamilton Township After Spilling 6,000 Gallons

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A section of the Atlantic City Expressway in Hamilton is closed after an overturned fuel tanker spilled around 6,000 gallons of gasoline onto the highway.

New Jersey State Police say the tractor-trailer flipped over near Mile Marker 21 around 12:45 Sunday afternoon and leaked fuel onto the roadway. 


All eastbound traffic is being forced off at Exit 28 and onto Route 54 as a detour as emergency crews work to clean up the spill. 

No one was seriously injured during the incident. Officials say the spill won't impact any body of water or nearby homes. A Hazmat Unit is helping with cleanup efforts which should last through the evening.

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