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Fire Rescue News - TWO HOSPITALIZED AFTER EARLY MORNING HOUSE FIRE

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LOWER TWP. -- Two people were hospitalized and a family has been displaced after their home burst into flames early Tuesday morning.

Fire crews were called to the 200 block of West New Jersey Avenue in the Villas Section of the township around 2:15am.

That's where flames engulfed the small home, with five people still inside. Fortunately they were able to get out safely.

However, two were taken to Cape Regional Medical Center with minor to moderate injuries.

Officials have ruled the fire to be accidental.

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Fire Rescue News - Little EHT Rescue workers, family and friends surprise Iraq soldier at GSP rest stop, escort him home

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Video and a photo gallery from the family reunion.

LITTLE EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — Shortly after U.S. Army Spc. Brandon Grochala first arrived in Iraq last year, he called his mother to check in.

“The call started normal enough,” Patricia Jones recalled Monday. “But ended with the sound of chaos and my son shouting: ‘They’re bombing us!’”

“They like to shoot mortars at us,” the 22-year-old township resident would later surmise. “You learn that you constantly have to.....Continue Reading 

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Fire Rescue News - Honoring Volunteer Firefighters

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Fire Rescue News - Overnight fire damages Longport home

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About 50 firefighters helped extinguish an early morning fire that damaged a Longport home.

A Longport police officer saw smoke at about 12:30 a.m. coming from an unoccupied home on the unit block of South Manor Avenue, borough Fire Chief Lefty Clayton said.

Firefighters from Longport, Margate, Somers Point and Northfield battled the fire, containing it by 2:15 a.m.

Longport fire crews stayed at the scene until 11 a.m.

The fire damaged the home's garage, interior and roof. Officials think the fire was set accidentally, but their investigation continues.

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Fire Rescue News - Firefighters battle overnight fire in Egg Harbor Township

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Firefighters battled a fire at an abandoned building early Tuesday morning in Egg Harbor Township.

The fire broke out 11 minutes after midnight Tuesday, in the 100 block of Blue Spruce Avenue, near Marlboro Avenue, Township Police said.

No injuries were reported, and the fire was contained. About half a dozen fire companies responded - including Farmington, Cardiff, West Atlantic City, and Bargaintown - along with local EMS and rescue crews.

Investigators are still trying to figure out how the fire started.

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Fire Rescue News - Fire extinguished at makeshift campsite below Atlantic City Boardwalk

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Atlantic City firefighters extinguished a blaze beneath the Boardwalk on Saturday afternoon as daylight waned into what was expected to be the coldest night so far this fall.

Fire Department personnel responded to a 911 call at 3:45 p.m. for a fire under the Boardwalk near Morris Avenue. Within 10 minutes, crews put out the fire started at a makeshift campsite that was empty when officials arrived, Fire Chief Dennis Brooks said.

"People living under the Boardwalk, when they hear the sirens going, they get out of there and blend into the people walking on the Boardwalk," Brooks said.

No damage or injuries resulted from the fire, he said.

One mile northeast, a storefront remains shuttered since damaged by fires sparked beneath Schiff's Central Pier one year ago. Authorities believe the nighttime blazes Nov. 21 and Dec. 5 spread from small trash fires often set by homeless people for warmth.

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Fire Rescue News - Fire leads to collapsed garage in Atlantic City's Venice Park neighborhood

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Authorities are investigating a fire that destroyed part of a residential property Saturday afternoon in the Venice Park section of Atlantic City.

Atlantic City firefighters responded at about 1:30 p.m. to the 1900 block of East Riverside Drive. They arrived to find flames had engulfed a semi-detached garage and spread to the siding of the single-level house there, Fire Chief Dennis Brooks said.

They brought the blaze under control within 13 minutes, but not before the roof of the garage had collapsed, Brooks said.

No one was hurt as a result of the fire, he said.

The property owner, listed as Dennis Morgan in current tax records, was the only person home at the time, Brooks said.

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