Camden Fire Department
Fire, Rescue, & Safety Operations
October 27, 2011
2937 Thompson Street


This page and the other pages in this series are the successors to the series of web-page about the Camden Fire Department called Camden Fire Department: The Fires of the Summer of 2011. On this and other pages in the series you will find pictures and information regarding different events and aspects of the fire service in Camden, New Jersey. 

At 4:08 AM on October 27, 2011 a vacant two-story house at 2937 Thompson Street in East Camden was reported to be on fire. This building had long been abandoned and had been on fire in 2010. 

Fire dispatcher Matt DeGailler gave the following account of the incident:

At 0408 hours companies were dispatched to 2937 Thompson Street for a report of a house fire. Engine 9, Engine 11, Ladder 3, Ladder 1 (Fast Truck), Rescue 1 and Battalion 1 were sent. Engine 1 was added at 0413 as Second Source Engine. Engine 9 arrived with a two-story masonry stand-alone dwelling, with heavy fire showing throughout. Ladder 3 arrived and was ordered to open up. Battalion 1 arrived and struck the all hands bringing Squad 7 as Resource Company and Car 2 (Deputy Chief Daniel Rossi). At 20 minutes Battalion 1 reported heavy fire conditions on both floors, that two 2-1/2" handlines had been stretched and were operating, and that fire was at probable will hold status. Deputy Chief Rossi placed the fire under control at 0449 hours.

Many thanks to Ted Aurig, who was the only photographer on scene and has made some pictures available. I took four pictures of the building at 1:15 PM.

As with the web page covering other Camden Fire Department events, if you can identify anyone that I've missed, please e-mail me. (I'm terrible at at names and faces).

Phil Cohen
October 28, 2011

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October 27, 2011 - 2937 Thompson Street
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October 27, 2011 - 2937 Thompson Street
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