The Cape May Fire Department responded to a report of a chimney fire on Indiana Avenue. Engine 51 arrived to flames coming from the rear of the house and a first alarm was transmitted, which recalled off-duty personnel and mutual aid from surrounding departments, including West Cape May and Erma. The fire was placed under control within 30 minutes with overhaul operations continuing for approximately two hours. The fire was under investigation by the Cape May County Fire Marshal’s Office and the Cape May Fire Prevention Bureau.
– Fire News story by Justin Mattes; photo by Robert Newkirk