A fire inside an Atlantic City casino led to the discovery of a “make-shift meth lab” and the arrest of an Ocean County man, police said. The fire broke out just before 10 a.m. in a room on the 44th floor of Tropicana Atlantic City’s West Tower. Several floors had to be evacuated due to the smoke. Police were called to the scene after firefighters found a meth lab, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. The New Jersey State
The cause of an early morning fire in Egg Harbor Township is under investigation. The fire started at 102 Lehigh Ave. in the township’s Cardiff section before 3:30 a.m. Sunday. The Bargaintown Volunteer Fire Company was dispatched to help Cardiff on the second alarm. There were no injuries. Bargaintown assisted in ventilation, fire suppression and overhaul. (Photo by Francisco Viera) Video courtesy of Bargaintown Volunteer Fire Company via Twitter.
An Atlantic City resident and an off-duty city fire captain rescued a man from a burning home before firefighters were called Tuesday night. “Just (saved) this (guy’s) life with a guy I didn’t know was a firefighter,” Ab Green wrote in a Facebook Live video he posted about the fire on Connecticut Avenue. He was hoping to find the man who he shared the heroic moment with. Capt. Silvester Fonville doesn’t have a Facebook,
One person was hospitalized in an Atlantic City house fire early Wednesday morning. The call came in at about 3:35 a.m. at 402 Connecticut Ave., Fire Chief Scott Evans said. The first firefighters on the scene of the 3½-story woodframe home were met with heavy fire on the third floor, he said. Five engine companies, a ladder company and Rescue One were on the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Only one
Atlantic City firefighters were able to contain a fast-moving blaze to one floor of a home Wednesday night. Firefighters were called to the 800 block of North Massachusetts Avenue at 10:10 p.m., and arrived to find heavy smoke and flames visible from a block away, Fire Chief Scott Evans said. Engine 1 was first on the scene, followed by Engine 7, he said. The fire was contained to the third floor — which is the
Firefighters had to evacuate nearly 300 residents from Atlantic City’s Jeffries Tower after an electrical fire Thursday night. The residents were taken to the Uptown School Complex to keep warm. The fire alarm alerted the Fire Department at about 5:45 p.m. Residents were taken by jitney and emergency services to Harrah’s Casino, Showboat, the Flagship, Red Roof Inn and Sheraton.
Atlantic City firefighters responded to a fire Wednesday morning at the Knights Inn on Albany Avenue. The fire was confined to one unoccupied unit, Fire Chief Scott Evans said. It was quickly brought under control.
Fifteen people lost their home in an Atlantic City rooming house fire Tuesday. The fire at the 23-unit building on the 400 block of North Indiana Avenue started on the third-floor ceiling area of the four-story wood-frame building, Fire Chief Scott Evans said. The firefighters had to cut a hole in the roof to gain access for ventilation, he said. No one was injured. The Red Cross assisted with finding those displaced places to stay.
“I’m still in shock,” Jennifer Capone-Ortega says. “We lost everything. We only have the clothes on our backs.” The Pleasantville woman, her husband and young daughter lost their home to a major fire Sunday night. Their upstairs neighbor and his roommate were displaced as well.The fire has been ruled accidental. Capone-Ortega said the family had just decorated their kitchen for Christmas and planned to get their tree this week. The gift shopping was almost done.
A fire displaced five people Sunday night. The large fire burned both stories of the home that housed two apartments. Upon arrival at the building on South Second Street, the fire was in the rear and quickly extinguished, Fire Chief Steve Wilkins said. But, it was able to penetrate the eave of he first flood, and traveled inside the walls into the second floor above the ceiling and below the roof, he said. With limited