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Fire Rescue News - 3 wildfires burning more than 22,000 acres in S. California

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Hundreds of firefighters - backed up by 11 aircraft - battled a third wildfire in the Los Angeles area Friday as two more raged within 60 miles of one another.

The latest - known as the Crown Fire - has ignited more than....Continue Reading

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Fire Rescue News - Fire Road closed after lightning strikes utility pole in Egg Harbor Township

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Township fire officials closed a portion of Fire Road near the Atlantic City Electric distribution center after lightning struck a utility pole Thursday evening.

Fire crews had the contacted the utility for additional repair work around 7 p.m.

The road remains closed near the intersection of Fire and Delilah and 200 utility customers in the area were without power.

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Fire Rescue News - Atlantic City home damaged by late-night fire

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A late-night fire damaged an Atlantic City home.

The fire started late Thursday night or early Friday morning, inside a home in the unit block of South Elberon Avenue, near Ventnor Avenue in the city's Chelsea Heights section.

Firefighters were on the scene until about 1:30 a.m., and traffic was temporarily......Continue Reading

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Fire Rescue News - Lightning explodes top of house chimney in Ventnor, sets fire to utility pole in Egg Harbor Township

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Chimney Struck by Lighting

By DEREK HARPER, Staff Writer | Posted: Thursday, July 29, 2010 | 0 comments

Lightning from a series of brief, intense storms that swept through the region Thursday afternoon set fire to a telephone pole in Egg Harbor Township and exploded part of a chimney in Ventnor, but otherwise left little damage, police from across the region said.

The National Weather Service said about 0.35 inches of rain fell Thursday afternoon at the....Continue Reading

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Fire Rescue News - MARGATE HOUSE DAMAGED BY 2 ALARM FIRE

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MARGATE -- Firefighters battled a fast moving blaze that broke out in a two story home Wednesday evening.

It was first reported shortly before 9:00pm on the unit block of West Gilmar Circle. Officials say it started in the heater room and quickly spread to the second floor. Crews from Longport and Ventnor were called in as backup.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported but it's believed there was extensive damage to the interior of the home.

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Fire Rescue News - Bass River Township forest fire about 80 percent contained, but hot spots could linger in region for days

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BASS RIVER TOWNSHIP — The wildfire that forced the evacuation of Bass River State Park on Monday is about 80 percent contained Wednesday, fire officials said.

Assistant Division Fire Warden Steve Holmes said the wildfire, which was first reported Monday afternoon, scorched 677 acres in 24 hours.

“We have 40-plus people on it, including 13 engines, three tractor plows, and two aircraft — one for observation, the other for.....Continue Reading

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Fire Rescue News -MVA on the AC Expressway overturned w/entrapment

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The Hammonton Fire & Rescue Departments were called to the Atlantic City Expressway for an over turned vehicle with entrapment about 7:00am on Wednesday July 28, 2010 . The fire company landed a helicopter at the ball field at the expressway ramp. Winslow Fire Department was also called in to assist with heavy rescue.

The Elwood Fire Company was called to cover Hammonton Fire Company Station #2.

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