Homeless man facing murder charges in deadly New Jersey fire

  • Source: WPVI-TV ABC 6 Philadelphia
  • Published: 10/26/2020 12:00 AM

VIDEO: A homeless man is facing murder charges in connection with an apartment fire that left two people dead and nine others injured on Sunday morning in Camden, New Jersey. Firefighters were called out to the 3400 block of Cramer Street around 3:15 a.m. for reports of people trapped inside a three-story apartment. According to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office, Brandon Adams, 34, who is homeless, is being charged with first-degree felony murder for intentionally setting the fire. Firefighters said when they arrived they saw flames shooting from the building and a person jumping from the third floor. Shortly after, firefighters said a second alarm was struck and crews from surrounding towns were called in to assist. Two men died in the blaze. Nine others were taken to area hospitals for unknown injuries.


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