Camden Fire Department
Fire, Rescue, & Safety Operations
March 12, 2012 - 1114 Lois Avenue

This page and the other pages in this series are the successors to the series of web-page about the Camden Fire Department that began with the page Camden Fire Department: The Fires of the Summer of 2011. On this and other pages in the series you will find pictures and information regarding different events and aspects of the fire service in Camden, New Jersey. 

At approximately 12:50 AM on the morning of March 12, 2012 a fire was reported at 1114 Lois Avenue in Camden's Cramer Hill section. Battalion 2 arrived on scene with heavy fire throughout a two-story single family dwelling, with exposure problems. All hands were placed all hands in service. Companies placed numerous lines in service with an exterior attack. The fire was confined to the dwelling, although adjacent properties did receive some smoke and water damage.. Four victims were transported to the hospital, fortunately, all were treated and released. Numerous special calls were made to the scene.

At  1:08 AM command reported heavy fire conditions throughout the dwelling and exposures. An additional engine was requested to be sent to the scene to take a hydrant  At 1:12 AM command reported for patients were being treated at that time. Engine 10 had arrived on scene to take up a hydrant, the nearest hydrant, however, was at River Avenue. At 1:43 AM command reported that with 4 pipes and lines in operation the fire was darkening down and was probable at that time. At 1:52 it was reported that the main bodies of fire had been knocked down. All searches had proven negative and the fire was placed under control. 

As with the web page covering other Camden Fire Department events, if you can identify anyone that I've missed, please e-mail me. (I'm terrible at at names and faces).. 

Phil Cohen
March 23, 2012

P.S. I was sent five additional images from this fire.... I'm pretty sure they came from someone who was working EMS that night, but for the life of me I can't find the e-mail that they came in, so I don't know who to credit here. The images are at the bottom of the page. I know I thanked the sender when I got them, well.... THANKS AGAIN!!!! - 

Phil Cohen
 May 31, 2012 

























































































































































































































ACTION NEWS - March 12, 2012

Four injured in Camden fire

CAMDEN, N.J. - March 12, 2012 (WPVI) -- A fast-moving fire injured four people in Camden overnight.

The flames broke out in a house on Lois Avenue around 1 a.m. Monday.

911 operators reported hearing explosions on the line when the call for the fire came in to the dispatch center.

Heavy fire and smoke poured from the second floor of the home when firefighters arrived. They knocked down the blaze in about an hour.

The four victims are being treated at the hospital for burns and smoke inhalation.

There's no word on their conditions..

Philadelphia Inquirer - March 13, 2012

Four people treated After Camden Blaze

CAMDEN ó Several residents were injured early Monday in a Camden house fire.

According to the Camden County Chapter of the American Red Cross, two residents were taken to Temple University Hospitalís burn unit and two others were treated and released at Cooper University Hospital.

Additional information about the victims was not available Monday.

The blaze in the 1100 block of Louis Street [MISTAKE] was reported around 12:50 a.m., according to city fire officials. Responding firefighters found the two-story home was heavily engulfed in flames, authorities said.

Two adjacent homes also suffered some smoke and fire damage. The blaze was one of four house fires in Camden over the weekend..

Five Additional Images

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