$250,000 Fire at Camden, N.J.

This photo taken of the C. B. Coles Lumber Yard on July 12, 1922, had been the property of Camden Police Detective Clifford Carr.

Huntington, Pennsylvania Daily News – July 11, 1933

CAMDEN, N.J., July 11 — Damage was estimated at more than $250,000 today after a survey of the ruins of a lumber yard, two factory-buildings, and 13 houses, razed by a fire, which demolished an entire city block late yesterday.

Two firemen, William Hopkins and Felix Bendzyn, were in critical conditions in Cooper hospital of injuries they suffered when they fell from a burning building. Hopkins sustained a broken spine, while Block received several fractures and internal injuries.

Twenty persons were made homeless by the blaze, which started in the back yard of a private dwelling, and fanned by a strong wind from the Delaware river, swept across the C. B. Coles & Sons lumber yard.

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