New Jersey Firefighters Battle Fire at Restaurant

Firefighters in Camden County, N.J. were alerted to a restaurant fire on Sept. 22 at 1:30 a.m.

First arriving units from Bellmawr Fire Department found heavy smoke and fire showing from the 50-foot by 100-foot building.

Firefighters made an aggressive interior attack, but were forced to pull out due to heavy fire conditions created by a ruptured gas main inside the building. An evacuation order was given and a second alarm was requested, bringing extra fire companies from several neighboring towns.

Three ladder companies we re set up and working, and multiple hand lines and master streams were put in service.

Firefighters worked over one-and-a-half hours before the fire was under control.

The blaze is being investigated by the Camden County Fire Marshals Office.