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Camden Gives Financial Aid To Victims Of Summer Warehouse Fires

Generic Firefighter File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

Generic Firefighter File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

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CAMDEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Several Camden families whose homes were destroyed or damaged by two massive industrial building fires this summer are getting some help from the city.

The Courier-Post of Cherry Hill reports Mayor Dana Redd recently presented checks totaling $12,000 to the homeowners and renters. The money came from donations made to a relief fund set up shortly after the multialarm blazes occurred just days apart in June.

Three families whose homes were destroyed received $1,750 each, Five families who were burned out of their rental homes each got $750, while ten families whose homes received minor to moderate damage each got $300.

No one was seriously injured in the fires, which occurred in an abandoned factory and a vacant warehouse.

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