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Busy Day for Millville Fire

Posted by on Oct 14, 2014 in Dwelling Fires, Vehicle Fires | No Comments

October 13th started early with a working house fire and remained a busy day for the city’s firefighters.  

At 06:49, an all-call alarm was struck for 323 E. Oak Street with fire showing from the basement.  Upon arrival, the crew found fire showing from the D side basement windows and heavy smoke coming from the eaves of a 2 1/2 story balloon frame single family vacant dwelling.  A second alarm was struck and the crew made a quick exterior knockdown of the basement fire.  Once a RIC was established and access was made through forcible entry, crews were able to do a primary search and open up walls to stop the extension.  Those on scene were stations 2, 29, 87, Salvation Army, Squad 98, OEM and MPD.  Station 13 covered Station 30 and handled calls in town. 

At 08:10, County advised command of a reported dwelling fire at 317 E. Vine Street (almost directly behind the active incident).  A third alarm was struck, Station 13 responded from the alarm call they were on, and command was able to break off crews from the Oak Street fire.  Upon arrival, the crews found fire showing on the D side exterior of a 2 1/2 story vacant duplex.  The crews were able to knockdown the fire and do a search of the vacant home.  Due to the swiftness of the teams on scene there was no extension into the home and the scene was brought under control quickly.  Those on scene were stations 1, 2, 13, 15, 23, 29, 87, OEM, and MPD.

Scenes were cleared, gear cleaned, and crews released around 11:00.

Everybody did an excellent job and the MFD Officers and Firefighters thank all who came out to help.

Photos below taken by Craig Matthews, The Daily Journal

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Photos below taken by Don E. Woods, South Jersey Times

 

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Millville Fire Department Firefighters responded to a commercial alarm, residential alarm, a vehicle fire, and finished the night with a MVC.

Below is video of the vehicle fire on W. Main Street.  Video taken by T. Fawcett.

 

 

 

 

 

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