The volunteer fire companies of Bargaintown and Scullville responded to Churchill Drive on November 5, 2020, at 2159, for a structure fire. Bargaintown Assistant Chief Wil Hancock reported heavy fire showing from the garage of a two-story, wood frame, single-family dwelling, which automatically responded the City of Somers Point Fire Department for RIT. Bargaintown Chief Eugene Sharpe had Bargaintown Engine 1527 lay into the fire with an LDH, a 300-foot lay. A/C Chief Hancock had a Blitz Fire set up on the A/D corner to hit the fire in the garage and allowed for numerous handlines that were put into operation. Ground ladders were then set up to remove the second-floor windows on the A side on the B corner. Once the fire was knocked down, a vehicle was discovered inside the garage. Firefighters were then backed out while timbers that were displaced by the fire were removed. The fire was investigated by the EHT Fire Official. Also responding were Cardiff, Farmington, City of Linwood (covered), EHT EMS, EHT Police, and the Cardiff, Bargaintown, and Scullville auxiliaries.
– Fire News photos by Ken Badger and Dennis Sharpe