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All Hands Fire Damages Collingswood Home

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.

COLLINGSWOOD, NJ - At approximately 12:05 P.M. on Thanksgiving Day, November 25th, the Collingswood Fire Department and accompanying automatic mutual aid were dispatched to 107 Linden Avenue for the report of a dwelling fire. Numerous calls were received and the large lume up confirmed a working fire.

Westmont Fire Chief Dan Devitt was the first fire officer to arrive and reported fire showing from a two-and-a-half story, wood-frame, single-family dwelling. Squad Company 16, under the command of Lt. Matt Skowronek, was the first apparatus to arrive and stretched a one-and-three-quarter inch hand line to attack the fire.

The bulk of the fire was running the 'D' side exterior of the dwelling and threatening the 'D' exposure, so the decision was made to sweep the exterior of the fire building and protect the exposure. The second arriving engine company, Pennsauken Engine 1132, stretched the second hand line to attack the fire from the interior of the fire building.

The fire was quickly knocked and crews performed extensive overhaul. The fire was placed under control shortly thereafter. The fire is believed to have started in a trash can on the exterior of the dwelling. No injuries were reported.

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FRANK SAIACorrespondent

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