2- Alarm Dwelling Fire, Rescues Made in Camden City, New Jersey

Engines 9 and 11, Ladder 3 and 1, Rescue 1 and Battalion 2 were dispatched to 41 and Westfield for a dwelling fire.


Engines 9 and 11, Ladder 3 and 1, Rescue 1 and Battalion 2 were dispatched to 41 and Westfield for a dwelling fire.

County Radio reported numerous calls on the fire with witnesses stating there were jumpers.

Battalion 2 arrived at 4113 Westfield Ave to find a 2 story twin, heavy fire showing with numerous people trapped requesting the all hands.

Squad 7 and Battalion 1 were added to the box.

Battalion 2 requested the 2nd alarm minutes later bringing in Engine 1, Engine 6, Ladder 2 and Car 3. Car 3 took command and special called Engine 10 to the scene for assistance.

Crews made several rescues from the building.

Medics 41,43,44,and 35 with 3 Camden BLS units were added to the box. BLS units from Westmont, Collingswood, Pennsauken, Bellmawr were called for assistance.

Four victims were transported to Cooper Trauma Center, several adults and a child. Several others were transported to Cooper ER as well. Another is believed to be D.O.A in the dwelling.

Crews contained the blaze using 7 hand-lines.

One firefighter was treated for smoke inhalation.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation by the Camden City Fire Marshals and Camden County Fire Marshals.