Camden Fire Department
Fire, Rescue, & Safety Operations
January 9, 2012
121 North 26th Street


This page and the other pages in this series are the successors to the series of web-page about the Camden Fire Department that began with the page 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 12:53 PM on January 9, 2012 units of the Camden Fire Department were dispatched to 121 North 26th Street in East Camden. Battalion 2 (Battalion Chief Sam Balakas) on arrival reported that this dwelling, a two-story frame twin showed heavy fire both to the rear and side exposures. Three hose lines were in operation at the ten minute mark. Companies went into defensive operations as a second alarm was struck, and companies from Pennsauken and Collingswood were dispatched to render assistance. Both 121 and 119 North 26th Street, which was the other side of the twin structure, was badly damaged. 123 North 26th Street suffered less damage. Two families were left homeless as a result of this blaze. One firefighter was reported to have been taken to the hospital for treatment of a shoulder injury.

Photographer Ted Aurig was on scene early on in the operation. Five of his photos are here and you can see more of Ted's photos from this fire by clicking here. I arrived at the scene and took my first picture at 1:42 PM.

All photos are presented in the order in which they were taken. 

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). I'm somewhat behind as of this writing in captioning photos, as things have been quite busy since New Years Day! 

Phil Cohen
January 12, 2012

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Camden Courier-Post - January 10, 2012 
Fire leaves two Camden families homeless

CAMDEN — Two families are homeless after a two-alarm fire in Camden’s Cramer Hill neighborhood damaged three homes Monday afternoon.

The blaze, which broke out around 1:30 p.m., damaged three homes, one of which was vacant, near 26th and High streets.

The fire originated in a home at 121 N. 26th St. and spread to homes on either side, according to Camden Fire Chief Michael Harper.

One firefighter was taken to the hospital for treatment after injuring his shoulder.

The Camden County Chapter of the American Red Cross is assisting seven adults and five children who were displaced by the blaze, according to the agency’s executive director, Cami Trinidad.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Firefighters from Pennsauken and Collingswood assisted in battling the blaze..


Three homes were damaged in the two-alarm blaze that left two families homeless. 

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