2-alarm fire damages Cherry Hill business

November 28, 1991

A two-alarm fire yesterday caused $150,000 worth of damage to a Cherry Hill plating company and left one firefighter slightly injured, fire officials said.

The blaze broke out at 1:19 a.m. in a first-floor room of the Almag Plating Corp. in the 1800 block of Cherry Hill Road, said Capt. Calvin Johnson. The fire quickly spread to the two-story building's second floor before being extinguished at 3:11 a.m.

In all, 88 firefighters and 29 firetrucks were used to battle the blaze, Captain Johnson said.

Members of the department's hazardous materials section went to the scene to keep watch on some of the chemicals stored in the building. No problems were reported.

Investigators believe an electrical problem caused the fire, whicextensively damaged the building's interior.

Firefighter Joseph N. Stewart, 52, experienced chest pains whilcombating the blaze and was taken to Harbor Hospital, where he was treated and released.

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