Fire and police at Inn of the Dove

The Inn of the Dove was closed Monday afternoon and 20 residents were routed after a weekend of false fire alarms, fire officials said.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — The Inn of the Dove reopened Tuesday after being shut down two months ago by fire officials due to a faulty fire-alarm system, displacing 20 residents and incurring nearly $8,000 in fines and penalties from the township.

A request for comment from the owner’s attorney, Frank Fusco, was not returned.

Not all the buildings on the property at 6665 E. Black Horse Pike are open, Fire Official Don Stauffer said. The five single-story buildings, each with four units, are open while another, two-story building is still closed.

“The fire alarm was totally rebuilt under permit,” Stauffer said, adding they completed a full test of the system and there are still some fines pending with township Fire Inspections and the Building Department.

The inn was closed Feb. 19 by Stauffer after the Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company was called six times over the prior weekend for false alarms. Township Fire Chief Rob Winkler said the day it was closed that police went to each of the 30 units and found only six occupied rooms.

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