TRAINING HELPS CURTAIL JUNKYARD FIRE

02/01/2005
BY DENNIS C. SHARPE Lessons learned from previous scrapyard/tire fires and diligent training for large fires paid off when a fire occurred at a site with which Atlantic County, New Jersey, firefighters were too familiar. (1) Photo by Doug Calladonato. Click here to enlarge imageShortly after 2 p.m. on June 8, 2004, Laureldale Volunteer Fire Company firefighters responded to American Auto Salvage on the west side of Route 50 in Hamilton Township for a report of a structure fire. Locally known as Joe’s Junkyard, it had been the site of numerous fires through the years, and the announcement of yet another fire at this location dismayed Atlantic County firefighters. The most recent la...

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