PHOTOS BY BILL BATES, MT. Ephraim NEWS Correspondent
On January 16 at 12:57 am, Bellmawr Fire Department's Task Force 32 - consisting of Runnemede, Barrington and Mount Ephraim were dispatched to 24 Apple Avenue just off the Black Horse Pike for a reported dwelling fire. Police arrived to find visible fire to the exterior of the fire place and attempted to make a quick knock with a water can.
Bellmawr Battalion 303, Scottie Kibler arrived with a 1 and a 1/2 story wood frame dwelling with light smoke from the front of the house. Firefighters found fire in the wall adjacent to the fireplace with medium smoke in the attic and were opening up to check for further extension. The fire was placed under control shortly before the 30 minute mark. Companies cleared the scene at 2:41 am.
No firefighter nor civilian injuries were reported and the blaze is being investigated by CFM 13, Jim Burleigh of the Camden County Fire Marshal's Office.