A fire early this morning heavily damaged the building of the Woodbury Heights Fire Department in Gloucester County, New Jersey. Reports indicate the fire started on the second floor and that the apparatus was removed. One firefighter suffered chest pains. The volunteer department celebrated its 100th anniversary last year.
Flames broke out around 5:45 a.m. inside the Woodbury Heights firehouse, located on the 500 block of Elm Avenue in Woodbury Heights.
Crews focused their efforts on the second floor as heavy fire jutted through the roof of the building.
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Firefighters from Wenonah, Deptford, Woodbury and West Deptford responded to the fire, which reportedly started on the second floor of the building in the 500 block of Elm Avenue.
All the fire company’s trucks had been safely removed from the building.
Paramedics were called for a firefighter who experienced chest pains, but no other injuries have been reported.
Firefighters were hampered in tackling the fire in the at station 15-1 at 534 Elm Avenue because a nearby hydrant was dry.
The fire was reported about 5:40 a.m. and declared under control at 6:46 a.m.
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