7 Firefighters Injured During Possible Arson Spree in Camden

Police are investigating a possible arson spree in Camden, New Jersey after a dozen fires injured seven firefighters over the weekend.

Investigators say fires occurred at the following locations in Camden.

Saturday

  • Jackson Street
  • South 5th Street
  • Mt. Vernon Street
  • Walnut Street

Sunday

  • Division Street
  • S 8th and Cherry Streets
  • Park Boulevard
  • Princess Avenue
  • Lansdowne Avenue
  • Sycamore Street
  • Pine Street
  • Broadway

Investigators say all of the fires are suspicious in nature and all but two occurred at vacant properties. They also say all of the fires have been in the same area of South Camden in adjacent neighborhoods and have often occurred within minutes of each other. Most of them have also occurred in broad daylight.

Officials say seven firefighters who responded to the fires suffered minor injuries, mostly related to physical exhaustion. Officials have activated an Arson Task Force to investigate. They are also calling on the public to assist in the investigation by reporting anything suspicious.

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