Deadly Camden Fire May Be Arson: Police

The cause of the fire is under investigation

By Lauren DiSanto
|  Friday, Jun 29, 2012  |  Updated 6:02 PM EDT
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Two people were killed in an early morning fire on Friday. The blaze happened 10-hundred block of Thurman Street in Camden. Investigators say they believe the fire is suspicious. NBC10's Monique Braxton reports.

NBC10 Philadelphia - Monique Braxton

Two people were killed in an early morning fire on Friday. The blaze happened 10-hundred block of Thurman Street in Camden. Investigators say they believe the fire is suspicious. NBC10's Monique Braxton reports.

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Double Fatal Fire Could be Arson

Two people are killed in an early morning house fire in Camden. One of the victims is a teenage boy. NBC10's Byron Scott talked to investigators who say this maybe a case of arson.
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Two people were killed in an early morning fire on Friday. Firefighters were called to the 10-hundred block of Thurman Street in Camden around 5:30 a.m.

NBC10 has learned one of the victims is a teenage boy and the other is a female. NBC10 is working to find out more information about both victims.

Investigators believe the fire maybe a case of arson and are waiting for a K-9 unit to arrive to help with the investigation. "We're handling it as an arson until we can conclude otherwise," said Chief Scott Thompson, Camden Police.

Investigators say some suspicious items were found in front of the house and there was also a domestic dispute at the same house last night and several arrests were made.

One woman was injured when she jumped from the second floor of the house to escape the flames. She was taken to Cooper University Hospital.

A family friend talked to NBC10's Byron Scott outside the burned home on Friday afternoon. "Right now the whole family is in a lot of shock. It's really messed up to wake up and find out your loved ones are dead," said Rev. David King, family friend.

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