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2 dead, 7 injured in apartment building fire in Camden

2 dead, 7 injured in apartment building fire in Camden
2 dead, 7 injured in apartment building fire in Camden

Camden, New Jersey – At least two people were killed and seven more injured, including a firefighter, following a fire in an apartment building early Sunday morning.

The fire broke out in the 3400 block of Cramer Street around 3:15 a.m. Emergency calls indicated that people were trapped inside the building, which was on fire, reported ABC 6.

Firefighters said that when they arrived they saw flames coming out of the building and a person jumping from the third floor.

Soon after, firefighters said a second alarm went off and firefighters and emergency medical units from surrounding towns were called in to help.

Camden Fire Department Chief Michael Harper said firefighters had to rescue several people from the burning building.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene. Seven more were transferred to Cooper University Hospital.

One of the injured people is a firefighter. Harper said he has a shoulder injury.

Approximately 20 to 30 people lived in the building.

Harper said the cause of the fire is under investigation, but it could have been arson.

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