On Sunday, April 28 at approximately 6:07 p.m., the Gloucester Township Police Department responded to Yorkshire Court located in the Brittany Woods Townhome Development of Gloucester Township for a report of a dwelling fire.
Gloucester Township Police units arrived and observed heavy smoke coming from the front of the residence and active fire coming from the rear second floor window of the home. The residents of the home were evacuated prior to police arrival. Several neighboring homes were evacuated by police as a precaution.
Gloucester Township, Pine Hill and Winslow Fire units responded to assist in suppressing the fire. A total of four units were damaged. Two homes were deemed uninhabitable, displacing two families. The other two homes sustained minor smoke damage and were ventilated.
Gloucester Township OEM also responded who assisted with connecting the displaced families with Red Cross for shelter.
The fire does not appear to be suspicious at this time but is still under investigation by the Camden County Fire Marshal, Lambs Terrace Fire Marshal and The Gloucester Township Police Department.
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.