Fireman Dies After City Blaze

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Camden Courier-Post – June 5, 1975

A Camden fireman collapsed and died of an apparent heart attack early today after returning from the scene of a two-alarm fire that severely damaged a city warehouse.

A brother of the fireman died under similar circumstances at a fire scene in 1964.

Carmen Iannelli, 50, of 3061 Stevens Street, Camden, collapsed at No. 9 Engine Company headquarters at 27th and Federal Streets and was dead on arrival at Cooper Medical Center, Camden, at 2:50 a.m.

A 22-year veteran of the Camden Fire Department, Iannelli had been on the scene of a fire at the Pompas waste paper warehouse at 1300 Pine Street.

According to Battalion Fire Chief Robert Dukes, the fire broke out at 7:45 pm. and burned out of control until shortly before 10 p.m. There were no injuries at the scene, Dukes said, and the fire is under investigation by the Camden City Fire Marshal’s office.

A hospital spokesmen said Iannelli died of an apparent heart attack.

His brother Leonard Iannelli Sr. collapsed at the scene of a fire at Broadway and Chestnut Street, January 14, 1964, He was 41 years old at the time.


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