Camden Fire Department
Fire, Rescue, & Safety Operations
July 4, 2012 - Three House Fires

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. 

July 4, 2012 saw three working fires at dwellings in the City of Camden. At 4:15 AM on July 4th 2012 fire was reported in the 800 block of North 5th Street. Squad Company 7 reported fire showing from the second floor a two story vacant dwelling. Battalion Chief 2 reported that crews placed hand lines in service and knocked the fire.

At 2:05 PM a fire companies were dispatched to 114 North 21st Street, in East Camden. on arrival Companies found heavy smoke showing from a 2-1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command struck the All Hands box as Engine 9 went into operation with a 1-3/4" hand line and water supplies were being secured. Ladder 3 was assigned for a primary search with reports of occupants trapped. Searches of the building and exposure were negative. Crews had fire conditions on the second floor with extension into the attic area. Command reported multiple hand lines in operation as the fire was brought under control. Photos from this fire taken by Ted Aurig can be seen at

At 3:15 PM fire was reported on Clover Street, between Kaighn Avenue and Sycamore Street just west of South 8th Street. Car 3 reported at 1133 Clover Street heavy fire throughout the 2 story vacant dwelling with extension to both exposures. Crews secured water supplies and set up for defensive operations. Ladder 1 placed the Ladder Pipe in operation in the rear as a 2 1/2" went into operation in the front. Searches were conducted in the exposures with negative results. Water supply issues occurred due to bad hydrants. The bulk of the fire was knocked down as crews re entered the structure to hit hot spots, open up, and perform a primary in the original fire building. No injuries were reported on the fire ground. This was the second working job in the City within the hour. Mutual Aid from Collingswood, Pennsauken, and Gloucester City were sent due to City units still on scene at the other job. As above, photos from this fire taken by Ted Aurig also can be seen at

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


Video - Riding in the Rescue to Clover Street

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