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Cape May Quickly Douses House Fire

By JUSTIN MATTES, Correspondent | December 21, 2020 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 122120120

Cape May, NJ - At 9:34 A.M. on December 21, 2020, the Cape May Fire Department responded to a reported chimney fire on Indiana Avenue. Engine 51 arrived on scene to find flames coming from the rear of the house. The first-alarm assignment was transmitted which recalled off duty personnel and mutual aid from surrounding departments, including a ladder truck and engine from West Cape May, and an engine from Erma for RIT. The fire was placed under control within 30 minutes with overhaul operations continuing for approximately two hours. No residents or firefighters were injured. The fire is under investigation by the Cape May County Fire Marshal's Office and the Cape May Fire Prevention Bureau.

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