Fire Wipes Out Reading Terminal at Camden

Issue 2 and Volume 57.

Fire Wipes Out Reading Terminal at Camden The Camden, N. J., terminal and ferryhouse of the Atlantic City Division of the Reading Railroad and Cole’s lumber yard adjoining, were swept by fire that did over $500,000 damage on the morning of Sunday. January 4. The J. H. Dialogue Shipbuilding Company’s plant nearby suffered about $5,000 damage. Every company of the Camden fire department was in service at the fire and Chief Engineer John A. Stockton realizing the danger of the fire spreading, asked Philadelphia for assistance and three companies, under Battalion Chief Barrett, crossed the river and gave valuable aid to the Camden department. In addition several Pennsylvania Railroad, Reading Railroad and Philadelphia fire tugs joined in fighting the fire. The fire started in the reading room at the terminal and ferryhouse where employees waited to take out trains or work on ferryboats. In a moment that room was in…

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