On Saturday evening, 1/7/2017 at 21:48 Hrs., Task Force 83 was dispatched to Building 72 in the Lakeview Apartment Complex. Arriving on location, 8201 (Millisky)reported heavy fire conditions through the roof of several apartments. In addition, Gloucester Township Police reported several residents trapped on balconies, located in the rear of the complex.
First due Quint 83, laid a supply line and took a position at Division “A”. Engine 822 arriving next, hand-jacked a secondary supply line, as the primary hydrant was out of service. Quint 75, took a position in Division “C”, and all companies utilized tank water to knock down the bulk of the fire until a water supply could be established.
Companies were hampered by the extreme cold temperatures and icing conditions at the time of the fire, in addition to, a ruptured gas main on the Division “A”/”D” corner of the building. All residents were accounted for and companies were released at approximately 04:00 Hrs.