NJ firehouse catches fire; cause not yet known

March 24, 2012 - 3:25 AM
Fire House Fire

Firefighters at work at the Woodbury Heights, N.J. fire station, which was heavily damaged in a pre-dawn fire Friday morning March 23, 2012. The second-story section was heavily involved in fire when the first volunteer firefighters arrived at their firehouse. One firefighter was transported to a hospital after suffering smoke inhalation. Firefighters managed to get their trucks and other equipment out of the engine room bays with minimal damage. Several area fire companies assisted. The cause is under investigation (AP Photo, Curt Hudson)

WOODBURY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Investigators are trying to determine what caused a fire at a southern New Jersey firehouse.

Woodbury Heights Fire Chief Rob Conley says the Friday morning fire broke out on the second floor of the volunteer department's headquarters. One firefighter was treated for smoke inhalation.

Part of the building that contained a meeting room and offices had to be demolished because of fire damage.

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms conducted tests on materials from the fire scene to determine what caused the blaze.

Traffic in the vicinity was diverted during the morning hours after the blaze broke out.