Smoke Seen During Eagles Game Was a Camden Trash Fire

Concerned witnesses posted photos of the plumes to social media yesterday.

Heavy smoke clouds seen during the Eagles’ season opener against the Cleveland Browns turn out to have been caused by a large industrial trash fire in Camden.

The fire began some time after 1 p.m. at the Camden Iron & Metal recycling plant, located near Front and Mechanic streets, according to officials from the Camden Fire Department. The fire was said to be under control by 4 p.m., and there were no reported injuries.

Photos of the dark plumes spread via social media yesterday, the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks: 

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