Camden, New Jersey Firefighters Battle 2-Alarm Blaze

Camden, New Jersey firefighters made a quick stop on a fast moving 2 alarm fire on September 2, 2004.

Shortly after 3 p.m. Camden firefighters were dispatched to Newton Avenue and Walnut Street in the South Camden section of the city.

As companies were leaving their stations they reported to Fire Radio that they could see a large column of smoke in the sky.

Engine Co. 8 was first to arrive and reported that they had 2 two story brick dwellings in a row of 7 dwellings that were heavily involved on all floors.

Battalion Chief 1, Dan Rossi was now arriving and requested a second alarm.

Rescue 1 and Ladder Co. 1 were now opening up as engine companies were sitting up with master streams.

Within 10 minutes most of the heavy fire was knocked down and firefighters prevented the spread of fire to the occupied dwellings.

Camden City had just placed In Service a new fleet of 2004 Seagrave 1250 gpm pumpers which were all christened at this fire by leading off with their heaviest lines.

The fire was placed under control in about 45 minutes. One firefighter was slightly injured, was treated and released from the hospital.