WISTERIA ROAD DUPLEX FIRE
- January 27, 2004
PHOTO BY DAVID WILLIAMS - Cape
|January 27, 2004 -
11:49 hrs - A fast-moving fire in the second floor unit of this
East Wisteria Road duplex began in a trash can just inside the
kitchen door at the rear of the building. Both units were
unoccupied at the time of the incident. E438 stretched a 5"
supply as two 1-3/4 lines were put in service by T460. Two
additional hoselines were put in service by E438 after establishing
the supply. Wildwood Fire Department (E338, E337, T351) was
requested immediately for manpower, and responded quickly and
provided interior hoseline crews and roof ventilation.
Personnel from E437 and Wildwood also initiated salvage operations
on the first floor. Ambulance 452 from Wildwood Crest
responded and assisted at the scene.
CONDOMINIUM FIRE -
January 27, 2004
PHOTOS BY DAVID WILLIAMS - Cape
|January 27, 2004 - 19:30 hrs -
E438 and T460 operate at a two-alarm fire in a 3-1/2 story
balloon-constructed condominium building at 5605 Seaview Ave.,
Wildwood Crest. First-in crews encountered a kitchen fire on the
second floor rear of the mid-1920s building, extending through an
exterior balloon wall to the third floor and attic. Effective
roof ventilation and an aggressive attack on both the second and third
floors minimized extension to adjoining units. Wildwood Fire
Department (T351, E337, E336) arrived on the second alarm and assisted
in the extensive opening of walls and ceilings that was required.
|E437 established a water supply to
E438 and T460, and SS475 filled air cylinders. Ambulance R4 from
Wildwood Crest Rescue stood by at the scene. An investigation by
the Cape May County Fire Marshal's Office determined the cause to be
electrical arcing behind wooden cabinets in the kitchen. A crew
remained on the scene all night to guard against re-kindle. The WCFD Auxiliary provided coffee during the snowy evening, and Cape May
Fire Department's E5132 covered the Wildwood Crest firehouse.