On 10/7/2021 at 11:11 PM, Gloucester Township Police and Gloucester Township Fire Departments were dispatched to Autumn Ridge Apartments’ A Building for a structure fire. Officers arrived and began evacuating the building while fire department personnel attempted to locate the source of the fire. The blaze was found in the kitchen of Apartment 12, and successfully extinguished before spreading to adjoining apartments. As a result of the fire, one resident was displaced while another resident was treated for minor smoke inhalation on scene by AMR Medical Transport.
Personnel from Blackwood Fire Department, Chews Landing Fire Department, Lambs Terrace Fire Department, Erial Fire Department, and Pine Hill Fire Department responded and assisted. Camden County Fire Marshall’s Office responded to investigate. While this incident does not appear to be suspicious at this time, it is being investigated by the Gloucester Township Police and County Fire Marshal.
This is a reminder to check your fire suppression systems and alert / audible alarm systems to ensure they are operational. Smoke alarms are a key part of any fire escape plan. When there is smoke, there is fire which can spread quickly. Working smoke alarms give you early warning, so you can get outside quickly.