Firefighters from Willingboro and several neighboring departments needed 44 minutes to control an early morning house fire in Hawthorne Park. On the morning of December 21st, units were called to 19 Hornblende Lane for a kitchen fire at 8:15 am. Captain Gardner, Engine 1613, and Westampton Chief 2700 all reported a visible column of smoke from several blocks away. Chief 2700 requested "All Companies ... (Full Story & Photos)
Each year Willingboro Firefighters see an increase in the number of incidents involving broken water pipes during the cold weather months. Most of these incidents take place from mid-January through mid-March, when temperatures are consistently at their coldest. When the water in the pipes freezes, it can cause the pipe to expand or crack, which can cause a hole to form in the pipe. Once the temperatures ... (Full Story & Photos)
Willingboro Firefighters were called to 24 Clubhouse Drive at 1:31 am on the morning of December 27th for a reported vehicle fire. Engine 1613 responded and was advised while enroute that a vehicle was on fire in the driveway of the home. While approaching the scene, the crew noticed a heavy column of black smoke from several blocks away. Once on location they found one vehicle fully engulfed by ... (Full Story & Photos)
The fire intensifies as the gas tank splits open.
Make sure your Christmas Trees are watered everyday.
December is a month that is reserved for fun times with family and friends, but can also be filled with sadness and tragedy due to fires caused by holiday decorations. On average there are 210 Christmas tree fires and 860 fires caused by holiday and other decorative lighting from 2009-2013. A little preventative maintenance and inspection can help cut down on these fires.
Between 2010-2014, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 210 home fires that started with Christmas trees per year. These fires caused an average of 6 deaths, 16 injuries, and $16.2 million in direct property damage annually.
Overall, Christmas tree fires fell a total of 80% from a high of 850 in 1980 to 170 in 2014, the lowest point in the available estimates.