Willingboro Firefighters were faced with a working house fire with an exposure at 24 Endwell Lane on April 4, 2005 at 3:10 pm. Chief Anthony Burnett arrived to find heavy fire on the "B" side of a single story rancher with severe heat damage to the neighboring home. He immediately placed "All Companies In Service" which added additional firefighters from Mount Laurel and a RIT from Moorestown. Willingboro Engine 1613 went in service with hand lines upon arrival and Ladder 1615's crew was in service performing search and ventilation.
Within minutes the fire had progressed extensively and a second alarm was sounded, bringing firefighters from Westampton, Burlington Township, Burlington City, Beverly, and Cinnaminson to the scene. In addition the extra alarm, a fireground evacuation plan was announced due to rapidly deteriorating fire conditions. Ladder 1615's master stream was placed in service and quickly darkened down the fire. Firefighters were then able to continue an interior attack and brought the fire under control in 33 minutes.
The owner of the home suffered minor smoke inhalation and burns, however he refused treatment. No firefighters were injured while battling the blaze. The home was extensively damaged and uninhabitable due to the severity of the fire.
The fire is under investigation by the Willingboro Fire Official's Office and the Burlington County Fire Marshal