Early blaze displaces residents, damages homes in Gloucester
GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP — A Blackwood home sustained heavy damage and at least four residents were displaced when an early morning fire ripped through a home Sunday.
According to Gloucester Township Police, officers responded to the Oakwood Avenue home at about 3:04 a.m. after receiving reports of a residential fire. When police arrived, they found that the front of the house was already fully engulfed in flames, with fire coming through the front and side windows.
First responders checked the home and neighboring homes to make sure all of the occupants were evacuated, police said in a statement.
"Four residents were home at the time of the fire and there were no reported injuries," police said.
Crews from the Blackwood Fire Department Station 84, Chews Landing Fire Department Station 82, Blenheim Fire Department Station 83, Erial Fire Department Station 86, Deptford Fire Department and Gloucester Township EMS responded to the fire. Authorities say the exact cause of the blaze remains under investigation, but as of now, Gloucester police say "it is believed to be non suspicious."
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