The City of Somers Point Fire Department responded to Chestnut Avenue at approximately 0400, for a report of smoke coming from a building. Car 401 (Sweeney) arrived to find heavy smoke showing from a large self-storage building. A second alarm was requested bringing extensive mutual aid from throughout Atlantic and Cape May counties which was augmented by a water tender strike team. Firefighters worked through the day to contain the fire which needed heavy equipment brought in for assistance and Somers Point firefighters responded back several times over the next 24 hours extinguishing hot spots. Somers Point Chief Jim Somers had command and Deputy Chief Mike Sweeney had operations.
– Fire News photos by Ken Badger and Dennis C. Sharpe