The Office of the State Fire Marshal has issued a warning about the latest trend on social media sites called the "Fire Challenge". The challenge typically involves teenagers pouring an ignitable liquid onto their bare skin, and then setting themselves on fire. Someone then films this event and the video is posted to social media sites such as Facebook and YouTube.
Firefighters from Willingboro and several neighboring towns responded to an early evening house fire on July 18th. At 7:42 pm the department was called to 41 New Pond Lane for a house fire with persons possibly trapped in the home. While responding to the incident, Lieutenant Ferrell noticed a column of smoke coming from the Garfield North area. Engine 1613 arrived in four minutes to find heavy ... (Full Story & Photos)
Fire in the grill, under hot dogs and burgers, is a welcome sight at the family cookout. But fire anywhere else can make your summer kick-off barbecue memorable for all the wrong reasons. Be sure to use safe grilling practices as the peak months for grilling fires approach – June and July. Gas grills constitute a higher risk, having been involved in an annual average of 7,200 home fires in 2007-2011, ... (Full Story & Photos)
Firefighter E. O'Donnell hosing down the porch area.
Firefighters from Willingboro and neighboring towns responded to a fire at a vacant house in Garfield Park North on the afternoon of June 23rd. Willingboro firefighters were originally dispatched for a rubbish fire in the rear of the 52 New Pond Lane at 1:20 pm. Engine 1611 arrived in six minutes and Lieutenant Friddell reported that an enclosed porch on the rear of the home was on fire. This caused ... (Full Story & Photos)
At 5:05 pm on the afternoon of May 18th, Willingboro Firefighters were called to 41 Normont Lane for a house on fire. Ambulance 1692 arrived on scene first and reported smoke coming from the house. Engine 1613 and Ladder 1615 arrived in five minutes and found smoke coming from the rear of a one-story house. Engine 1613 connected a 5" hoseline to a nearby hydrant, and Ladder 1615 proceeded to the ... (Full Story & Photos)