Atlantic City rooming house fire displaces 17 people

A rooming house fire displaced 17 people New Year’s Eve.The call came in around 6:30 p.m., and the fire was contained to a third-floor unit at 1401 Memorial Avenue, Fire Chief Scott Evans said.“It was a great job by the first-in engine company,” he said.Acting Capt. Paul Hess and his crew stretched a hose down … Read moreAtlantic City rooming house fire displaces 17 people

Fire burns boarded-up home in Atlantic City

A fire investigator was on the scene Friday morning, after a fire burned an unoccupied home in Atlantic City.The fire was on the second-floor of the South Texas Avenue row home, which was vacant and boarded up, Chief Scott Evans said.The fire was contained to the second floor, and did not spread to any neighboring … Read moreFire burns boarded-up home in Atlantic City

Fire hits two businesses in Egg Harbor Township

An overnight fire temporarily closed at least two businesses in Egg Harbor Township.The fire at Harbor Village began in a tanning bed at Velocity Tanning, fire officials said.Firefighters were called at 11:36 p.m. to the store in the strip mall at Ocean Heights Avenue and Zion Road.The Bargaintown and Scullville fire companies responded, with one … Read moreFire hits two businesses in Egg Harbor Township

Atlantic City firefighter injured battling blaze

An Atlantic City firefighter was injured when he fell through a hole on the second floor while fighting a fire inside a building near Texas Avenue School. Flames were blowing out of three windows as firefighters who had just left a nearby call arrived to the 2600 block of Centennial Avenue at about 7 p.m., … Read moreAtlantic City firefighter injured battling blaze