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Working Structure Fire in Somers Point

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Fire broke out at the Baymeadow Condos in Somers Point around 5:50pm Tuesday Feb 17th.

Working Structure Fire in Somers Point

 Photo by Chuck Brining from the Great Egg Harbor Bay Bridge on the GSP

 

LATEST NEWS: Fire burns Bay Meadows complex in Somers Point
 
By ELAINE ROSE Staff Writer, 609-272-7215
Published: Tuesday, February 17, 2009
  

SOMERS POINT - A two-alarm fire made eight units in the Bay Meadows complex unlivable and brought out about 60 firefighters to battle the flames, but there were no injuries.

The fire apparently started at 5:50 p.m. in an unoccupied ground-floor unit by the stairwell, said Fire Chief Frank Denan. The first units arrived to see flames coming from the building and immediately called a second alarm.

Police Lt. Michael Sweeney was the first on the scene and went into the building to make sure all residents got out, Denan said.

Residents, some inadequately dressed against the rapidly chilling night, waited outside while two ladder trucks sprayed water on the fire from above.

Paul Hornig waited anxiously for news of his pet turtle, Timmy, and was relieved when the animal was brought out in his dish still breathing.

"I always thought that I'd see this on TV, and not be part of the story," Hornig said.

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Announcing Camden County Live Scanner Feed

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We now have Atlantic & Camden County Fire & EMS Live Scanner Feeds available. You can have both running at the same time.  Click on the links at the top left and let us know what you think. evfc160@evfc160.com

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Controlled Burning in Hammonton

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The New Jersey State Forest Fire Service is conducting some controlled burning in Hammonton.  This is causing some smoke to move into the surrounding townships

 A smoke plume from a controlled burn dwarfs a home on Park Road in Hammonton on Monday, Feb. 16.

Prescribed or controlled burning (back burning) is necessary to prevent a build up of dangerous fuel loads in the forest. It is also a technique used in forest management, farming, prairie restoration or greenhouse gas abatement. Fire is a natural part of both forest and grassland ecology and controlled fire can be a tool for foresters. Controlled burning stimulates the germination of some desirable forest trees, thus renewing the forest. Some seeds, such as sequoia, remain dormant until fire breaks down the seed coating.

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New Section of our Website - Training

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We have just add a new section of our Website called Training. You can find the link on the Menu bar to the left. In this section we will have training videos and articles to help inform and train firefighters. Every month we will feature a different topic. This month we are featuring Firefighter Knots.  
 
Firefighter knots are something we all learn in Fire School and if we don't use them every day we forget them. 

So grab some rope and start practicing.

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Incident #7 02/12/2009 at 3:00pm - 923 Elwood Rd for Wires Down

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 Wires Down 2-12-09

Engine 16-3 responded to 923 Elwood Rd for the report of Wires Down at 3:00pm. On location at 3:05pm the crew found a tree that  fell in a residents yard and pulled the electric service off of the house. E-16-3 stood by until Atlantic City Electric arrived and made the situation safe. All units were clear at 3:45pm.

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LoBiondo Announces New Fire Grant to Minotola Fire Co.

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by Gloucester County Times
Thursday February 12, 2009, 11:22 AM

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02) today announced the Minotola Fire Company/Buena Borough Fire District #2 will receive $62,486 in federal funding from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program.

This is the fourth fire grant for the company, including awards of $78,750 (March 2005), $46,684 (October 2003) and $10,800 (August 2002).

To date, over $19 million has been awarded locally to 112 organizations in the 2nd District since the program began in 2001.

"It's a great idea that the government helps out local volunteer fire departments," said Minotola Fire Chief Scott Welsh. "This funding will support our 33 active firefighters with new air packs."

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Nesco's Station 161 Responded for a Brush Fire

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The Nesco Vol Fire Company responded to 2338 Columbia Rd in Nesco for a brush fire at 1:07pm on Thursday Feb 12th. Forest Fire's C-8 also responded. The fire was quickly extinguished and all units were clear at 1:23pm.

You can visit them at www.nescovolunteerfirecompany.com

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