14 Residents Displaced by 3-Alarm Blaze - NBC 10 Philadelphia

14 Residents Displaced by 3-Alarm Blaze



    40 Firefighters Battle 3-Alarm Blaze

    A fire broke out in an Atlantic City apartment building around 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Crews were still working to contain the blaze hours later. (Published Sunday, April 27, 2014)

    More than a dozen residents were displaced after a fast-moving fire roared through a rooming house in Atlantic City.

    The three-alarm blaze broke out at a four-story residential property on the 3600 block of Winchester Avenue around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.

    When crews arrived on the scene, they immediately began evacuating residents and calling for a second alarm. A third alarm was called about 15 minutes later, according to reports.

    Thick clouds of smoke could be seen billowing past firefighters as they worked to contain the flames. That made it tough for firefighters, who battled the blaze for a few hours before it was brought under control.

    One fireman was taken to the hospital after suffering smoke inhalation, but officials say he is okay.

    The American Red Cross Southern Shore Chapter responded to assist the residents forced from their homes by the large blaze.

    At least 14 displaced residents were temporarily housed in a motel in Egg Harbor Township.

    The cause of the fire remains under investigation.