CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) – A fire tore through an abandoned apartment building in Camden overnight. Flames broke out around midnight Wednesday on the 3400 block of Cramer Street.
Crews arrived and found heavy smoke coming from the second floor.READ MORE: Dianna Brice Murder: Arrest Warrant Issued For Justin Smith In Connection To Murder Of 21-Year-Old Pregnant Girlfriend
The fire quickly grew to two alarms before firefighters got it under control.
No injuries were reported but the fire chief says it was a dangerous situation for firefighters.READ MORE: Amber Alert Issued For Missing Philadelphia 2-Year-Old Byron McDonald, Alleged Abductor Wanted In Connection To Recent Homicides
“About two hours into the fire we had this massive explosion which was something that surprised all of us because we had been operating so long, the building is all open, so it didn’t seem like a typical smoke explosion from a backdraft,” Camden Fire Chief Mike Harper said. “So we will find out what happened there through the course of the investigation as time goes on.”
This is the same place where two men died in a three-alarm fire back in October.
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