On Monday, February 8, 2021 at 1007 hours members of the Mantua Township Fire District along with Pitman Fire Company No. 1, Glassboro Fire Department and Washington Township Fire Department, were dispatched to 31 Maryland Avenue for a reported Dwelling Fire.
Captain 2203 arrived to find a single story single family dwelling with heavy smoke and fire showing. Squad 2211 arrived as the first due company and stretched an 1 3/4″ hand line through the front door. Crews were faced with heavy fire conditions on the first floor, which was extending from the basement. Crews pushed into the basement, where they were able to extinguish the active fire and bring the fire under control. Once the fire was under control, crews remained on scene for clean-up and overhaul as well as assisting Mantua Township Fire Marshal’s Office with investigation. The fire remains under investigation by the Mantua Township Fire Marshal’s Office.
Units on Location: Chiefs 2201 & 2600, Squads 2211, 2618, 1011 & 1311, Rescue 2218 & 2318, Ladder 2816, Engines 2212 and RIC 516.