Camden Fire Department
Fire, Rescue, & Safety Operations
April 9, 2012 - 2014 & 2016 Howell 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.

Long vacant and the seen of many fires over the years, the abandoned row-houses comprising 2004, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016 were scheduled for demolition in March of 2012. Fires were set in these vacant building twice in March, and on the night of April 9, two fires were set, one after the other, in 2014 and 2016 Howell Street.

Round 1

I was home in Pennsauken when a call came over the radio concerning a dwelling fire at North 21st and High Street. It took me about 15 minutes to arrive on scene, and when I did, I found that once again, the Camden Fire Department was operating in the 2000 block of Howell Street. My first photograph was taken at 9:42 PM. Things had pretty much been wrapped up, and by 10:04 PM Engine 9 and Ladder 3 had returned to their quarters, about eight blocks away, at North 27th & Federal Streets. 

Round 2

On the way home I stopped off to shoot the breeze a bit, and was talking to Firefighter Raul Aviles when once again, tones were heard, the dispatcher sending Engine 9 and Ladder 3 right back in the same direction. I rode to this job with Engine 9. Upon arrival at 10:16 PM smoke could be seen coming from the second floor of 2014 Howell Street. Someone had used gasoline to ignite a trash fire on the second floor. The companies operated for over 45 minutes, quickly extinguishing the fire and then thoroughly wetting down the rubbish-strewn second floor of the building.   

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
May 7, 2012

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Ciri Castro - Captain Angel Molina - Raul Aviles - Lydia Chapman - _____ - _____

Ciri Castro - Captain Angel Molina - Raul Aviles - Lydia Chapman

 

Ciri Castro - Captain Angel Molina

Ciri Castro - Captain Angel Molina - Lydia Chapman - Raul Aviles

Ciri Castro - Lydia Chapman - Captain Angel Molina - Raul Aviles

 

 

 

 

 

 

Captain Angel Molina - Lydia Chapman

Captain Angel Molina - Lydia Chapman

Lydia Chapman

Lydia Chapman

Captain Angel Molina - Lydia Chapman

Battalion Chief Jesse Flax - Captain Phil Gorski 

Battalion Chief Jesse Flax - Captain Phil Gorski - Greg DePetris

Captain Phil Gorski - Greg DePetris

Captain Angel Molina - Lydia Chapman

Denis O'Reilly - Nelson Hidalgo - Capt. Ramon Melendez - Raul Aviles

Raul Aviles - Lydia Chapman

Lydia Chapman - Captain Ramon Melendez

Raul Aviles - Lydia Chapman

Lydia Chapman - Captain Ramon Melendez

Lydia Chapman - Capt. Ramon Melendez

Lydia Chapman - Captain Ramon Melendez - Denis O'Reilly

Lydia Chapman

Lydia Chapman - Captain Angel Molina

 

 

 

 

 


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Ciri Castro

Ciri Castro

Fred Concepcion

Fred Concepcion

Fred Concepcion

 

Battalion Chief Jesse Flax

Denis O'Reilly

Denis O'Reilly

Greg DePetris

 

Ciri Castro

Lydia Chapman - Ciri Castro

Lydia Chapman 

David Goree

Greg DePetris

Fred Concepcion

Fred Concepcion

Geronimo Santana

Geronimo Santana

David Goree- Geronimo Santana

David Goree

Geronimo Santana

Geronimo Santana

 

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