The volunteer fire companies of Cologne, Laureldale and Mays Landing, responded on August 23, 2023, at 1601, to Rhododendron Court in the Woodlands Housing Complex for a structure fire. Mays Landing Assistant Chief Ken Badger, Jr., on his way to the fire, radioed dispatch to alert Cardiff which responded with one engine and their tower. Police were also reporting flames showing from the multi-story wood frame end-of-the-row townhouse. Laureldale Chief Chris Tilley, established command and Assistant Chief Badger assumed operations. Cardiff’s tower took a position at the rear of the building and was supplied by an LDH line laid from Engine 1512. Numerous handlines were used to knock down the fire with the fire being contained to the structure of origin.

– Fire News photos by Ken Badger