Another "Suspicious Fire" in Deptford, New Jersey

After the arrival of the 1st due engine, firefighters went to work immediately and started making an attack on the fire.


In The New Sharon section, early at around 01:45hrs in the mourning, Deptford Station 9-4 and 9-3 were dispatched to the intersection of Delsea Dr. and Cattell road for a dwelling fire. Following the initial dispatch, a full district response was then toned. Prior to Deptford's first due engine company's arrival, it was stated through the radio that there was in fact a working fire at this address. Command had arrived and confirmed that transmission. After the arrival of the 1st due engine, firefighters went to work immediately and started making an attack on the fire. Supply lines were quickly established and multiple hand lines were put into service.

Stations 5-1 (Woodbury), and 15-1(Woodbury Heights) were also added to the job for the FAST team assignment as well. Crews on location worked quickly, and made excellent progress placing the job under control at around the 20 minute mark and completely extinguishing the fire about 40 minutes later. Recently Deptford has responded to several "suspicious fires" and this incident is no different. Currently this fire is under investigation by the Gloucester County Fire Marshall's Office as well as the County Prosecutors Office.