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Firefighters Battle Fire at AC Home Full of Drugs and Needles: Officials

Officials say they found drug paraphernalia in every room as well as needles on the floor.

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    NBC10 Jersey Shore Bureau Reporter Ted Greenberg found out Atlantic City’s drug problem is creating a new health hazard for rescue crews.

    (Published Monday, Feb. 13, 2017)

    A firefighter suffered minor injuries while battling a fire at an abandoned home full of drugs and needles in Atlantic City overnight.

    The fire started at a rowhome on the 1000 block of Belfield Avenue around 1 a.m. Firefighters were able to bring the flames under control. One firefighter suffered minor burns. He was treated at the hospital and later released.

    Officials say the home was abandoned and was being used as a drug house. They also say they found drug paraphernalia in every room as well as needles on the floor. Officials say there were so many needles inside that it was difficult for firefighters to move through the home and fight the flames.

    Officials continue to investigate the cause of the fire.