ANGLESEA – North Wildwood Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at 127 Seaview Court at 10:04 p.m. May 12. A general alarm was paged summoning the entire North Wildwood Fire Department with automatic aid from the Wildwood City Fire Department duty platoon who responded with Engine 338 and an EMS unit.
First arriving, North Wildwood unit Engine 2 found fire showing from the first floor front entrance way of an attached three-story residential unit. Incident command was established with North Wildwood Chief Jeffrey Cole assuming command and Deputy Chief Dominick McClain taking Operations. Engine 2 under the command of Captain Michael Blizzard immediate stretched an attach hose line and succeeded in controlling the fire and confining the damage to the exterior entrance overhang, front door area and exterior siding. Wildwood Engine 338 arrived second due and laid a supply line from a hydrant.
Additional units arrived and were assigned to search the building and check for fire extension. The damage was confined to the front exterior of the residence. Early discovery and reporting of the fire, a quick response and aggressive actions by the fire crews succeeded in limiting the damage.
Cape May County Fire Marshal’s Office responded, the cause and origin is currently under investigation. Firefighters were assisted by North Wildwood Police Department who provided scene security and support. The fire was under control quickly and declared extinguished once further extension was ruled out.
By Erin Haskell
ANGLESEA – Firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire on the 100 block Seaview Court at approximately 10:04 p.m. May 12.
Upon arrival, first responders found “light smoke showing from the front porch overhang above the front door,” according to Dominick McClain, deputy fire chief of the North Wildwood Fire Department.
Firefighters found the homeowners outside of the home when they arrived. They told firefighters they arrived home, smelled smoke and saw flames above the porch. They left out another door and called the fire department for assistance. No injuries resulted.
It took about a half hour to get the fire under control, McClain added.
“Damage was to the roof and front siding, but there was no extension inside,” said McClain.
The homeowners told firefighters they had a water leak upstairs and had a plumber out that day to fix it.
“Water leaked into the electrical light on the outside porch,” said McClain, which was the cause of the fire.
Fire companies from North Wildwood responded, along with mutual aid from Wildwood, and an official from Cape May County Fire Marshal’s Office investigated.
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