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Wildwood Fire Department - 4400 New Jersey Avenue - Wildwood, New Jersey 08260
 
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2 Alarm Fatal Dwelling Fire in North Wildwood

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On November 18, 2014 at 20:18 hours Engine Co. 38 was dispatched with Engine Co. 2 to 212 W. 17th Ave. for a reported structure fire.  While enroute dispatch advised PD on scene was reporting possible entrapment.  F-301 Deputy Chief Speigel arrived on scene and reported a well involved fire in a 2 story dwelling with entrapment reported on Division 1. DFC Speigel assumed Incident Command.  The second alarm was requested bringing a full response from the WFD as well as a Rapid Intervention Team from Rio Grande FD Sta. 72.  Engine 2 arrived with Engine 38 arriving right behind them.  Engine 38 secured a water supply and laid into Engine 2.  Engine 2 and Engine 38's crews stretched a 1-3/4" line to Division 1 Side B to attempt to make entry to conduct a primary search.  However, members were unable to advance due to debris and intense fire conditions.  The weather conditions at the time of the fire were wind chills in the teens with winds gusting to 30 mph.  Engine 38's crew then stretched in through the front door on Side A and attempted to search the front room on Side A before being driven out by the intensifying fire conditions.  At this time the first and second floors were heavily involved with fire through the roof.  Companies were evacuated from the dwelling and master streams put into operation to darken down the heavy fire.  After the fire was darkened down crews re-entered the dwelling to complete extinguishment and conduct a thorough secondary search.  Unfortunately, during the search firefighters located a deceased victim on the first floor of the dwelling.  WFD units operated on the scene for over 3 hours before returning to service.  During the fire Rio Grande FD Sta. 72 covered the City of Wildwood and they responded to one fire incident during that time.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victim. 
   
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