House Fire Tackled by New Jersey Crews

On June 26, at 1:33 p.m. a dwelling fire was reported at 928 N. 28th St. on the east side of Camden. A full box was dispatched.

Camden County Communications advised responding units they were receiving multiple calls for a house on fire. All occupants were reported to be out of the dwelling.

Engine 11's crew reported a two-story dwelling with heavy fire throughout. The all hands box was struck.

An officer requested the second-alarm. At 1:53 p.m., command reported all firefighters were out of the building and accounted for as companies were setting up for master stream operations.

Crews performed a defensive attack as Pennsauken and Collingswood went into operation with ladder pipes while personnel on Engine 11 used a deck gun.

Companies also placed multiple two-and-a-half inch hand lines in operation. At 2:10, command reported multiple master streams were in operation with the bulk of the fire knocked.

The water department was notified to increase pressure for city water. The American Red Cross was called for the 1 displaced occupant. The fire department mechanic was also called to the scene as multiple apparatus began to overheat.

The fire was reported to have started in the vacant dwelling spreading to the attached occupied exposure.

The fire was placed under control at 2:33. The Camden City Fire Marshals have the fire under investigation.

While crews were battling the fire another one was reported one block away. Camden firefighters along with mutual aid companies were called. for a working fire. That incident also went to all hands.

No injuries were reported at either fire.