Camden (NJ) Firefighters Respond to Pair of Working Fires

Camden (NJ) Firefighters Respond to Pair of Working Fires. Photo by Ted Aurig.
Firefighters at the scene of the first fire.

Photos and story by Ted Aurig

On February 22, firefighters responded to two working fires in the span of two hours in the city of Camden, New Jersey.

A dwelling fire was reported in East Camden on 36th Street. Companies arrived and found heavy smoke showing with a working fire in the basement.

Battalion 2 arrived and struck the all-hands box for a 2 ½-story, single-family, wood-frame dwelling with heavy fire conditions in the basement.

Companies secured a water supply and went into operation with a handline followed by a backup line.

At the 10-minute mark, command reported a large area of fire in the basement with heavy smoke throughout with multiple handlines in operation. An additional engine company was called and staged.

The fire was knocked down and placed under control with no injuries to firefighters.

In the second incident, Camden city units along with a mutual aid engine company from Pennsauken were dispatched to Princess Ave for a reported dwelling fire.

Camden county communications advised responding units they were receiving multiple calls for a house on fire. The engine company from Pennsauken arrived and reported smoke showing from the second floor.

Command arrived and reported a two-story, middle-of-the-row dwelling with heavy smoke showing, striking the all-hands box. Companies secured a water supply and went into operation with a 1 ¾-inch handline followed by a backup line. The truck company went to the roof as searches were performed.

This fire was also knocked down and placed under control with no injuries to firefighters.

For more of Ted's photos, visit http://www.newjerseyfireground.com/.

Camden (NJ) Firefighters Respond to Pair of Working Fires. Photo by Ted Aurig.
The second fire scene.

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