ERIAL, NJ--On April 15, 2017 at approximately 11:55 PM, Gloucester Township Police Officers responded to 12 Lincoln Avenue, in Erial, for a report of a house fire. Responding officers observed a smoke condition coming from the residence and spoke with the resident who advised all occupants were evacuated and there was a fire in the basement. Officers ensured the residence and neighboring homes were safely evacuated as Fire Fighters began locating and fighting the fire.
Erial Fire Department, Blackwood Fire Department, Chews Landing Fire Department, Lambs Terrace Fire Department, Pine Hill Fire Department, Lindenwold Fire Department and Winslow Fire Department responded and were quickly able to extinguish the fire. Three residents and several animals were home and safely evaucated at the time of the fire and there were no reported injuries.
The Fire Marshall deemed the cause of the fire to be undetermined, possibly electrically related. Personnel from the Red Cross responded and services were offered but were declined due to the residents making arrangements to stay with relatives.