Fire Displaces Family in Gloucester Township

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GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ – A family was displaced Tuesday morning by a house fire in Gloucester Township.

According to police, at 9:31 am, the Gloucester Township Police Department responded to South Collins Court in the Blackwood Section for a report of a dwelling fire.

“Arriving officers found smoke conditions coming from the roof of the town home. As Gloucester Township Fire Departments were arriving, officers ensured that the residence and neighboring town homes were evacuated as a precaution,” police said in a statement today. “Chews Landing Fire Department 82 and Gloucester Twp. Squad 88 along with Runnemede, Bellmawr, arrived on location and quickly gained control of the fire.”

Three children and one adult managed to escape the fire and no injuries were reported. The home sustained severe smoke damage, the GTPD reported,

“At this time the fire does not appear to be suspicious. It is being investigated by the Gloucester Township Police Department Investigations Bureau, Gloucester Township Fire Department Station 82 and the Camden County Fire Marshal,” police said in a statement.

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