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Fire Destroys Warehouse, Causes Roof Collapse



    A Camden business was destroyed Friday morning after a fire. (Published Friday, June 20, 2014)

    Firefighters spent over three hours Friday morning battling a fire at a warehouse in Camden.

    The fire began inside the Plastic Consulting and Manufacturing Company at 1431 Ferry Avenue in the city shortly after 3:30 a.m. Investigators say two PCM employees were working in the building when they noticed high temperatures on an oven and flames inside the building.

    Firefighters from both Camden and Collingswood arrived to battle the blaze. Investigators say a few propane tanks inside the building may have exploded, fueling the fire. A ceiling also partially collapsed.

    Firefighters were eventually able to bring the flames under control around 7 a.m. By then, however, officials say the building was destroyed.

    No one was hurt during the fire and no homes are located near the area.

    Plastic Consulting and Manufacturing was a 50-year-old business that specialized in applying DuPont products, including Teflon.

    Officials continue to investigate the cause of the fire.