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On The Job – Pitman Fire Department

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Shortly after 2:30 pm on May 2, 2005, Pitman NJ firefighters were dispatch to the 800 block of South Broadway for a dwelling fire. First units to arrive found heavy smoke coming from a large 3 1/2 story victorian woodframe home. Five 1 3/4 water lines were place in service. Fire was located in the rear second floor room with fire extension into the walls and 3rd floor. A second alarm was sounded bring companies from Glassboro, Washington Twp. and Mantua Twp. Pitman’s ladder was placed in-service opening the roof while firefighters were making an aggressive interior attack opening the walls and pulling the ceiling, and staying ahead of the fire. Some 30 minutes later, they were able to control the blaze holding the fire to the back room and part of the 3rd floor roof area. The fire is under investigation by the Gloucester County Fire Marshal Office.

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