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Many Families Displaced By Second Fire In Three Days In Camden

CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) – Camden City firefighters battled an eight-alarm fire for the second time this week on Saturday morning.

Fire officials say they were called to the 400 block of Winslow Street to the Howland Croft building just after 2 a.m. Flames quickly swept through the old factory that was being used to store computer equipment and building materials.

Todd Quinones reports…

Several power lines caught fire leaving some residents without electricity. Officials tell Eyewitness News at least 30 people have been displaced. There were no injuries reported.

This massive fire comes days after fire officials were called to an abandoned building about a mile from Winslow Street. That fire destroyed or damaged 13 homes Thursday and more than 50 people were displaced.

Authorities say more cops are on duty in the area as a “proactive step” since neighbors have expressed concerns that the blazes are the work of an arsonist.

Investigators say they aren’t sure what caused either fire.

Reported By Jericka Duncan, CBS 3

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