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Avalon Fire Destroys Home, Displaces Family

Courtesy Avalon, New Jersey – The Official Page of the Borough of Avalon’s Facebook page
A fire in a home at 146 22nd St. in Avalon Wednesday, Nov. 22, went to a first alarm and left the home uninhabitable.

By Christopher South

AVALON – The Avalon Police Department assisted four people out of a burning house on 22nd Street at around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22.

The four occupants inside the dwelling at the time of the fire were identified as the dwelling owners and their immediate family. All were accounted for, and no injuries were reported in the incident.

The Avalon Volunteer Fire Department, along with neighboring departments, responded to the report of a fire at 146 22nd St., near Dune Drive, Nov. 22. Firefighters confirmed the fire in an occupied, single-family, wood-frame dwelling. Engine 11 arrived on scene and upgraded the dispatch to a full first alarm assignment. Avalon Assistant Fire Chief Robert Ferguson Sr. assumed command and the fire was declared under control at 11:25 p.m. The occupants of the home were displaced as the structure was uninhabitable.

The Avalon Volunteer Fire Department was assisted by Avalon EMS, Avalon police, Stone Harbor Fire Company, Ocean View Volunteer Fire Company, Cape May Court House Volunteer Fire Company, Sea Isle City Volunteer Fire Company and Rio Grande Volunteer Fire Company.

The fire is under investigation by the Avalon Police Department Detective Bureau and the Cape May County Fire Marshal’s Office.


Christopher South is a reporter for the Cape May County Herald.

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