CAMDEN CITY, N.J.- On March 31, a box was transmitted for Camden Iron for a junkyard fire at 2 pm. The first arriving units reported heavy fire conditions. within the yard.
Battalion 1 arrived and reported a pile of automobiles approx 50x100 well involved. Crews secured a water supply and supplied Ladder 1 using the master streams from the bucket. The all hands box was dispatched.
Crews from Ladder 1 placed two ladder pipes in operation, while other firefighters used multiple handlines. Camden Iron crews operated loaders to pull the pile apart. One firefighter suffered minor injuries.
Crews battled the blaze for approx 90 minutes before Battalion 1 placed it under control.
The smoke column was visible from Delaware and Pennsylvania.