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2-Alarm Fire In Gloucester Township Leaves 1 Injured, Family Of 8 Displaced

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GLOUCESTER Twp., N.J. (CBS) — Investigators say a two-alarm residential fire left one person injured and a family of eight displaced Friday.

The fire was reported around 3 p.m. in the 200 block of Cedar Avenue in the Blenheim section of Gloucester Township.

Gloucester Township Police say the front porch of the residence was fully engulfed when officers arrived to the scene.

The fire quickly spread to both lower and upper levels of the residence. Police say as initial fire departments started to arrive at the scene a second alarm was struck.

Multiple fire departments including Chews Landing, Blenheim, Blackwood, Runnemede, Hi Nella and Deptford arrived on location and extinguished the fire.

Gloucester Township EMS, Gloucester Township OEM, Camden County OEM, Gloucester Township Fire Marshal, Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Fire Marshal and the American Red Cross also responded to assist the family.

One of the residents was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Police say two adults and six children were displaced from the residence.

The fire remains under investigation by the Gloucester Township Investigations Bureau and the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office.