N.J. Warehouse Fire Reaches 6 Alarms

Shortly before 11 p.m. on June 19,. Camden County Communications started to receive calls of a warehouse on fire and a full box was dispatched to 1900 Hayes at Magnetic Metals for a building fire. Camden County Radio advised responding units they were receiving calls for flames through the windows of the building.

Companies arrived and reported fire through the roof of a commercial building. Battalion 2 struck the second alarm and the third alarm followed minutes after.

At the 20 minute mark, command reported companies were operating in defensive operations as the command staff was pairing up engine companies with the ladder companies for ladder pipe operations as heavy fire shot through the roof. 

Three additional engine companies were special called to the scene and a fourth alarm was transmitted. Car 3 reported that the fire was running the roofline of a 350-by 400-foot warehouse. 

A fifth alarm was called and a five-inch hoseline strike team was dispatched. 

At the 90 minute mark command reported the fire to still be doubtful.  Fire conditions were present under the roof.

Two additional engines were special called to supply an additional tower ladder and truck companies set up on all sides of the building.

A sixth alarm was transmitted and by the third hour into operations companies were making good progress.

The fire was officially placed under control at 2:49 a.m.

No injuries were reported and the Camden City, Camden County and State Fire Marshals were on scene investigating the fire.

This was the second working warehouse fire in the City of Camden within 24 hours.  The first fire was reported around 5 p.m. for a vacant warehouse. That fire was held to an all-hands box.  

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