Camden Rubbish Fire Sends Black Smoke Billowing Across Waterfront

A rubbish fire near a steel yard in Camden burned Sunday afternoon, sending billowing black smoke that could be seen for miles into the air.

The fire broke out along the 1400 block of Front Street near 2nd Street, fire officials said.

Officials earlier said the fire started at Camden Yards Steel Company, which operates a plant on the 2500 block of Broadway.

A photograph taken at a pier in South Philadelphia shows the cloud of black smoke from the fire. What started the fire is unclear, but it appeared to have been placed under control after 3 p.m. Sunday.

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