Monday, August 26, 2013

Arson Deemed to be Cause of Early Morning Fire on Fair Haven Hill Court

The Bayview Volunteer Fire Company and Galloway Township Police Department were dispatched to a dwelling fire in an apartment complex on Fair Haven Hill Court on August 26, 2013 at 4:02am.  A resident was awakened by smoke detectors and found a fire in the interior stairwell of the building.  She was able to extinguish the fire and was not injured.

“This fire has been determined to have been intentionally set and was done so in a manner that could have prevented residents from escaping the building,” said Sgt. Joseph Picardi, Fire Investigator with the Galloway Township Police Department.  “Had the smoke detectors not functioned properly and the resident not acted quickly this fire could have resulted in serious injuries or fatalities.”

Picardi asked that anyone with information about the fire or any suspicious activity in the area contact him at 609-652-3705 x 332 or Atlantic County Crime Stoppers at (609) 652-1234. 

The Galloway Township Police Department Detective Bureau and Galloway Township Fire Marshal’s Office are assisting in the investigation.     

The Galloway Township Police Department would further like to remind all residents to lock their exterior doors to include common access doors in apartment / condominium style complexes. 


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