4 Alarmer in Camden, New Jersey

On Tuesday February 27th, 2007 at approx 1350 Hrs Camden Firefighters were dispatch to the 900 Blk of Vine Street for a reported Dwelling Fire. Companies from Engine 6, Eng 1, Eng 11, Ladder 1, Lad 3, Rescue 1, and Battalion 2 were dispatched to the assignment. Engine 6 arrived to find a 2 story MOR Vacant heavily involved and extending to exposures on both the Delta and Bravo side.

First Due companies requested the 2nd and 3rd Alarm to be stuck which brought the remainder of the City Fire units. Command at 10 mins in reported they were using all companies and trying to stop the fire spread from the rest of the row dwellings. Ladde r companies went to the roof to cut vent holes for the interior crews who utilized multiple handlines to extinguish the fire. Command requested and Additional Ladder Co., which brought Quint 1-1 to the scene as the RIT.

Crews also performed primary and secondary searches to check for any occupants that still may have been in the dwellings. Car 3 (Price) requested the 4th alarm which brought additional surrounding communities to the scene such as, Engine 11-42, Squad 5-1, Ladder 3-3, and Tower 13-24 as a special call on the 4th alarm, along with Rehab 13-8. The fire was placed under control within 1 hour and 30 mins with no injuries to civilians, but one firefighter did have a hand injury. Camden City PD and Fire Marshalls are investigating the cause of the fire.

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