On July 4, 2021, Battalions Three and Four were dispatched to the rear of a Washington Avenue residence in the Blackwood Terrace section of Deptford for a structure fire. GCEMS arrived on location reporting the fire to be in the rear of 516 Oak Avenue. A detached shed was well involved in fire. Squad 921, the overnight duty piece for the township responded. Engine 931 and 933 arrived and handled the suppression and water supply, Squad 921 was detailed to Washington Avenue and to handle the exposure residence as the vinyl siding was melting. The crew from 921 stretched a hand line and checked the exposure with a TIC, finding no extension. The fire was quickly brought under control and is under investigation by the Deptford Fire Marshal’s Office.
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