Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Well Involved Apartment Saving Multiple Units in Plainsboro

January 14, 2022

PLAINSBORO, NJ (MERCER)–Plainsboro Fire Department was dispatched to a building on Ravens Crest Drive for an apartment fire, originally reported as an oven fire around 10:25 a.m. Upon arrival crews found heavy smoke and fire showing from the roof area and stretched a 1 3/4″ line to the rear 3rd floor unit of large apartment building. Firefighters were met with heavy fire in the apartment and quickly knocked the fire down within 15 minutes containing the fire to one unit and saving the building.

According to Plainsboro Fire Company: Units were dispatched to Raven’s Crest for an Apartment Fire. Engine 49 arrived with heavy smoke and fire showing from the 3rd floor of an occupied multiple family dwelling. Tower 49 arrived behind the Engine, while Princeton Plasma Physics Lab Engine 66 secured a water supply to Engine 49. Monroe Tower 57, Princeton Ladder 60, Rescue 49 arrived and went to work. The bulk of the fire was knocked with-in 15 mins of arriving and heavy overhaul was conducted immediately after. Thank you to the additional units that responded, more specifically Cranbury Engine 48, Monroe RIC 23, West Windsor Rescue/Cascade 43, Middlesex County Fire Coordinators and Fire Marshal’s Office. Also a special thanks to our covers from East Windsor Engine 42 and Monmouth Junction Tower 20.


PUBLIC SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT

On Friday, January 14, 2022, Plainsboro Units were detailed to an apartment fire in Raven’s Crest in Plainsboro Twp. Fire units arrived to heavy smoke and fire from a third floor apartment in an occupied multiple family dwelling. As crews accessed the apartment and began suppressing fire, they witnessed a well involved apartment. Crews conducted searches of rooms and all bedroom doors were closed. Please take notice to how the standard wood doors in the apartment held out heavy smoke and fire conditions that were in the hallway and living room kitchen areas. In the event where you may be trapped in a residence, closing the doors and putting linens under and around the door can save your life!!!



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