Tuckahoe home heavily damaged by fire

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A two-story home at 415 Route 49 in Tuckahoe caught fire Friday afternoon. A two-story home at 415 Route 49 in Tuckahoe caught fire Friday afternoon.

TUCKAHOE – A fire heavily damaged a two-story home on Route 49 in Tuckahoe Friday afternoon, bringing multiple fire companies from Cape May County to fight the blaze.

The Tuckahoe Volunteer Fire Company responded to a call around 4:30 p.m. with assistance from Marmora, Seaville, Woodbine, Ocean View, Dennis Township and Belleplain firefighters. The Upper Township Rescue Squad also responded to the scene.

 

Fire company president Allen Carter, Jr. said that the house was fully involved when firefighters arrived on the scene. A family living in the home escaped unharmed.

The family called 911 after noticing a fire in an unoccupied room on the second floor of the home at 415 Route 49, Carter said. The family was on the first floor when the fire started, he said.

State Police provided traffic control as cars backed up on Route 49, one of the main routes to the shore. Friday was the start of Memorial Day weekend.

“The house is a total loss,” Carter said.

The Red Cross was on the scene Friday evening and would provide shelter for the family tonight if necessary, Carter said.

No firefighters were injured. The Cape May County Fire Marshal was on the scene investigating the cause of the blaze.

It was a busy day for emergency responders in Upper Township Friday. The Marmora Volunteer Fire Company responded along with State Police and others to the Great Egg Harbor Parkway bridge around 2:30 p.m. Friday after a dump truck drove off the southbound span.

 

(photos by Allen Carter) The house is considered a total loss. (photos by Allen Carter) The house is considered a total loss.

 


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