Early video from church fire across street from Cape May, NJ firehouse

Power lines knocked into church started fire

Posted by Brian Groetsch on Saturday, June 9, 2018

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The fire Saturday was directly in front of the fire department in Cape May, New Jersey but there was still a delay. That’s because the downed power lines that sparked the fire also kept firefighters from immediately applying water. The building on the right next to the SUVs is the firehouse.

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Matt Gray,

A downed electrical pole touched off a 2-alarm fire that heavily damaged a Cape May church Saturday.

A commercial vehicle snagged guy wires from a utility pole in front of the historic Allen African Methodist Episcopal Church around 11:30 a.m., city fire officials reported, causing electrical wires to fall onto the building.

The church, located at Franklin Street and Osborne Court, is directly across the street from the Cape May Fire Department, but firefighters couldn’t jump right into the fray.

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A downed utility pole led to a fire June 9 that heavily damaged a Cape May church. Read story: Credit: Matthew Eck courtesy of City of Cape May Fire Department

Posted by Cape May County Herald Newspapers on Saturday, June 9, 2018

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