• Gabriel Donio

Two devastating residential fires

Fire, police, EMS respond to two separate residential blazes

A fire on S. Egg Harbor Road on April 24 damaged the dwelling above. A residential home on Chew Road was damaged by fire earlier in the week. (Courtesy Photo)

HAMMONTON—Members of the Hammonton Volunteer Fire Department, the Hammonton Police Department and AtlantiCare EMS responded to two separate and unrelated residential fires last week, Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel said.


• On April 21 at 1:19 a.m., police received a call in reference to an active fire in the garage of the residence on the 600 block of Chew Road, Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel said.


The Hammonton Volunteer Fire Department, Hammonton Police Department and EMS responded, Friel said.


Friel said the fire was extinguished and all residents and pets were able to escape injury, Friel said.


Lt. Edward Slimm is the investigating officer, Friel said.


• On April 24, on the 300 block of S. Egg Harbor Road at 4:36 a.m., there was an active fire in the rear portion of the residence, Friel said.


The Hammonton Volunteer Fire Department, Hammonton Police Department and EMS responded, Friel said.


Friel said Egg Harbor City offered mutual aid during the fire.


“The residents of the building made it out safely with minor injuries. There are some cats that escaped from the residence that the owners are still looking for,” Friel said.


Det. Sgt. Jared Baglivo is investigating the second fire, Friel said.