Engine 407 & Ladder 408 first due at structure fire

At 1257. MPVFC was dispatched to 56 Princeton Rd for a reported structure fire.  Asst. Chief Conklin (Chief 420) arrived first with Engine 407 right behind him to find heavy smoke banking down to the floor of the kitchen.  Chief Conklin transmitted the working fire signal, and requested an engine from Cheesequake FD to the scene.

Engine 407’s crew performed fire suppression and a primary search of the residence.

Ladder 408 arrived as the first due truck company, performed secondary searches, controlled utilities, ventilated the structure, and checked for extension.

Rescue 415 and Cheesequake FD arrived on scene with additional manpower.

After 15 minutes, CMD placed the fire under control and turned the scene over to the Old Bridge fire District 4 Bureau of Fire Prevention for further investigation.