On Monday, January 23, 2017 at 1624 hours members of the Mantua Township Fire District and Ewan Fire Company were dispatched to Route 55 southbound in the area of Exit 53 for a reported vehicle fire. Engine Company 2212 and Tender 2214 responded in less than one minute with a combined staffing of six personnel.
Captain 2203 arrived on scene to find a four door vehicle in the slow speed shoulder with an active engine compartment fire. Engine Company 2212 was commanded to stretch a single 1 3/4″ hand line. The fire was quickly knocked down and the assignment was held to District 22 units. Once the fire was brought under control, the scene was turned over to New Jersey State Police, and the company was released without incident.
Units on location: Captain 2203, Engine Company 2212 and Tender 2214