All hands fire damages Collingswood home
By FRANK SAIA, Correspondent | November 25, 2021 | NEW JERSEY
Story No. 112521105
Photo by Frank SaiaLt. Matt Skowronek and FF Applegate sweep and extinguish the bulk of the fire on the "D" side of dwelling which prevented extension into the "D" exposure.
Photo by Frank SaiaWestmont ladder company prepared to ladder the dwelling to assist with fire extinguishment and overhaul.
Photo by Frank SaiaCollingswood Deputy Chief Geoff Joyce (facing) conferring with Collingswood Fire Chief Keith Davis at all hands fire at 107 Linden Avenue.
Photo by Frank SaiaWestmont Fire Lt. Josh Bennett overhauling "D" side of dwelling.
Photo by Frank SaiaFF Mike Tulane with Lt. John Vernon overhauling "D" side of dwelling.
Collingswood, NJ. At approximately 1205 hours on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 2021, 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 2 1/2 story wood frame single family dwelling. Squad Company 16, under the command of Lt. Matt Skowronek, was the first apparatus to arrive and stretched an inch and three quarter 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 handline 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 after. 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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