Camden Fire Department
Fire, Rescue, & Safety Operations
July 10, 2012 - 254 Mt. Vernon 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. 

Continued hot dry weather and more of the bad actions of social misfits gave the Camden Fire Department a too-hot job on July 10, 2012. Late in the morning a call came in reporting heavy fire coming from an abandoned house at 254 Mount Vernon Street. This structure was in the middle of a row of six two-story homes, numbers 248, 250, 252, 254, 256, and 258 Mount Vernon Street, with only 258 being occupied. With heavy fire showing from the second floor, all hands were placed in service. Companies secured water supplies and placed multiple hand lines in operation. With fire extending to the exposures on either side, command ordered all companies out of the dwellings as companies set up for defensive operations, placing their heaviest water lines in service. Crews placed several 2 1/2" hand lines to knock the bulk of the fire down which had extended in the attic area of the dwellings. Crews re- entered the dwellings to hit hot spots and open up. Two firefighters were slightly injured, and through the valiant efforts of Camden's Bravest, the home at 258 Mt. Vernon Street was saved.

More photos from this fire taken by Ted Aurig can be seen at www.NewJerseyfireground.com.

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
July 23, 2012

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Photo by Ted Aurig *** www.NewJerseyfireground.com.


Photo by Ted Aurig *** www.NewJerseyfireground.com.


Photo by Ted Aurig * www.NewJerseyfireground.com

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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