Fire fighters from Stations 55 and 57 encountered heavy fire showing from the roof of a two-story home on arrival at 1 Emory Court on Thursday April 4, 2013 just after 5 a.m.
Tower Ladder 5505 was positioned in the front of the structure and led off with an aerial master stream, followed by several hand lines to suppress the fire. Ladder 5705 was positioned on Bryant Drive at Emory. Water supply to the scene was provided by 5521, 5411, and 5621. The home suffered extensive damage but the fire did not extend to houses located on the Side C and D exposures. The Jackson First Aid Squad stood by at the scene, and was relieved by Quality Medical when they came on duty. Stations 54 and 56 also responded to the scene. The Southard Fire Department provided a RIT assignment at the scene, and were relieved by Station 56. There were no injuries.
The Pleasant Plains Fire Department covered Station 55 & 57 and the Freehold Township Fire Department assisted as well.
A brush fire on Delaware Trail while Station 55 personnel were on the scene of the house fire was extinguished by the Pleasant Plains Department, 5511′s day crew, and NJFFS B-9.
The cause of the house fire is under investigation by the Jackson Police Department and the Ocean County Fire Marshal’s Office.