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.
On March 13, 2012 the Camden Fire Department extinguished a house fire in the 100 block of State Street. This was the fifth house fire fire in four days. There were no injuries, however, eleven people were left homeless.
As of this writing I have no pictures from this fire, and I've been somewhat remiss in that I haven't gotten the precise address on this job. If you have any images or further information on this fire, please e-mail me.
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Camden Courier-Post * March 14, 2012
Fire displaces 11 in Camden
CAMDEN — A house fire in North Camden displaced 11 city residents Tuesday.
The overnight blaze in the 100 block of State Street was Camden’s fifth house fire since Saturday, when a Gloucester County man died in a pre-dawn blaze in an abandoned home in the 600 block of Point Street.
The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office on Tuesday identified that victim as 28-year-old Charles Thorpe of Mantua. A 20-year-old Atco woman was badly burned in the blaze, which investigators believe was started by candles burning in the home around 3 a.m.
No injuries were reported as a result of the State Street fire, but the victims required housing and other assistance from the Camden County chapter of the American Red Cross.
Camy Trinidad, executive director of the Camden County Chapter of the American Red Cross, said the string of fires is beginning to tax her agency.
“It just doesn’t stop,” Trinidad said of the need.
Also on Sunday, four people were injured in a house fire on Louis Street.
And the need isn’t just coming from Camden.
A two-alarm fire in Lindenwold last Friday damaged 23 units at the Stonington Court Apartments on Laurel Road. The Red Cross is assisting 31 people displaced in that fire with clothing and toiletries.
From the Lindenwold fire to the home fires in Camden, Trinidad said her agency has assisted about 50 people in four days.
“This is getting really challenging for us,” Trinidad said. “We are growing very, very low on disaster funds.”
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