By TED AURIG Senior Correspondent
CAMDEN CITY,NJ- On March 31, 2007, a box was
transmitted for Camden Iron at Front and Atlantic Ave’s for a junkyard fire at 2
pm. The first arriving units reported heavy fire conditions within the yard.
Battalion 1 arrived and reported a pile of automobiles approx 50x100 well involved. Crews secured a water supply and supplied Ladder 1 using the master streams from the bucket. The all hands box was dispatched.
Ladder 1 placed 2 Ladder Pipes in operation as well as multiple handlines. Camden Iron crews operated with heavy machines to pull the pile apart. One firefighter obtained minor injuries on the fireground.
Crews battled the blaze for approx 90 minutes before Battalion 1 placed it under control.
The smoke column was seen for miles and was visible Delaware and Pennsylvania.