Team Work Puts Fast Stop to Woodbury, New Jersey Blaze

Firefighters put brakes on a fast-moving fire in Woodbury, New Jersey (Gloucester County), around 7pm, on April 25, 2006, fire units from Woodbury, Westville, National Park Fire Companies were dispatched to the 1000 block of Tatem Street in Woodbury for a dwelling fire.

First in units reported they had a heavy involved dwelling. Members of Engine 511 went in-service with 1 3/4 attack lines knocking down the flames on the front porch and them going in the front door hitting the flames in the fully involved 1st floor as firefighters from Westville ladder company went to the roof to open up. Flames were coming out of all the first floor windows.

Firefighters were able to knock down most of the flames in about 5 minutes, but it took 30 more minutes to bring the blaze under control.

Local EMS Units treated one firefighter at the seen for heat exhaustion.

A special call for fire units from Woodbury Heights and Deptford Township Fire Departments to assist in the overhaul.