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Wildwood Fire Department - 4400 New Jersey Avenue - Wildwood, New Jersey 08260
 
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TWO STRUCTURE FIRES
207 E. CRESSE AVE. and 101 W. 24th AVE. August 19 - 20, 2013

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C platoon had two busy night shifts on August 19th and 20th, handling fires both nights.  On Monday August 19th shortly after 9:00 p.m. Engine 38 and Engine 2 were dispatched on a district alarm to 200 E. Cresse Ave. for reported smoke coming from a building.  While enroute dispatch advised that they were receiving additional calls reporting the address as 207 E. Cresse Ave.  Engine 38 requested dispatch to fill the box.  Upon arrival Engine 38 found a 2.5 story wood frame occupied multiple dwelling with smoke showing from the second floor, B Side.  Engine 38 investigated and found fire in a room in an apartment on the second floor.  A 1-3/4" line was stretched and Engine 2 laid a supply to Engine 38.  Engine 38's crew made entry and used the can to knock down the fire that was located in a bathroom.  Members used the hoseline to complete extinguishment.  Members quickly opened up to check for extension in the walls finding none.  Excellent Engine Co. work prevented further damage to this large multiple dwelling.  Engine 38 operated on the scene for about 1.5 hours before taking up. On Tuesday August 20th Engine 2 was dispatched to 101 W. 24th Ave. for a reported vehicle fire in a driveway.  Engine 2 arrived and reported a vehicle heavily involved in between two buildings and requested the box filled.  As Engine 38 was enroute, F-200 Chief Cole arrived on scene and reported a working structure fire.  Engine 38 arrived second due and was ordered to stretch a 1-3/4" hoseline to the B side of the dwelling to extinguish the vehicle fire.  Meanwhile Engine 2 stretched two lines, one to the driveway for the exterior of the dwelling and one to the second floor where fire had burned through windows.  Excellent Engine work resulted in a quick knockdown of both the vehicle fire and the extension into the occupied mutliple dwelling.  The B side of the mutliple dwelling sufffered significant fire damage.  Engine 38 operated on the scene for about 2 hours before taking up.   In addition to these two working fires, C platoon members also responded on two district alarms on their nightworks as well both of which were small kitchen fires.

     
 
     
 
 
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