4 families displaced in Camden rowhome fire

- Authorities are investigating a fire that left several people hurt and four families displaced in Camden. 

Police say the flames started just before 1 a.m. in a rowhome on the 1200 block of Morton Street. 

The fire then spread to the home next door.

There were people inside both homes, according to police. The American Red Cross is assisting four families displaced by the fire. 

On Saturday afternoon, Red Cross officials released the following statement:

“Our hearts are with the families as they cope with this devastating loss,” said Ana Montero, regional CEO, American Red Cross New Jersey Region. “Our compassionate volunteers provided assistance to the families this morning and will remain available for support and counseling needs.”

A total of 11 people from the four families received temporary lodging, food, clothes, and comfort kits.

Fire officials say both children and adults were taken to an area hospital for injuries. 

Red Cross volunteers are still available to help families affected by the fire. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

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