4 Hurt, Including Firefighter & Officers, in Late Night Camden Blaze

By Vince Lattanzio
|  Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014  |  Updated 7:04 AM EDT
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2 Police officers are being treated after a house fire in Camden. One other man is in critical condition at Cooper Medical Center.

NBC10.com - Katy Zachry

2 Police officers are being treated after a house fire in Camden. One other man is in critical condition at Cooper Medical Center.

Four people were hurt, including a firefighter and two police officers, after a late night blaze in Camden.

The fire started inside a home along the 600 block of Kaighn Avenue shortly after 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Camden Fire officials tell NBC10.com.

The home was supposed to be vacant, but there was a man inside when the blaze began. Firefighters and Camden County Metro Police officers rushed inside to rescue the man.

They were able to pull him out, but he suffered severe smoke inhalation and was taken to Cooper University Hospital, officials say. He remains there in critical condition.

Officials say one firefighter and two police officers also suffered smoke inhalation. The firefighter was treated inside an ambulance at the scene. The officers were taken to the hospital.

The fire was placed under control within 30 minutes, officials say.

The Fire Marshal is investigating the cause.

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