Fire Destroys Condos, Displaces Residents

No one was injured, but dozens were left homeless, in a fire in a South Jersey condominium complex.

Residents reported hearing some sort of explosion and then saw flames coming out of the Heather Croft complex in Egg Harbor Township late Wednesday night.

NBC10’s Jesse Gary reported that the blaze began in one unit just before midnight.

Fire officials told Gary that four units were destroyed and nearly two dozen sustained smoke or water damage. But fire walls helped contained the blaze from the other units in the building.

More than two dozen residents were displaced -- many had to scramble just to escape the blaze.

“That was horrifying, I just left all my property in there,” said resident Dave Westcott. “I’m thinking my life was at stake.”

Westcott’s cat also survived the fire.

There's no word on a cause.

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