Atlantic City firefighters quickly contain fast-moving blaze

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 … Read moreAtlantic City firefighters quickly contain fast-moving blaze

Fire causes evacuation of Atlantic City’s Jeffries Tower

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, … Read moreFire causes evacuation of Atlantic City’s Jeffries Tower

Fire at rooming house in Atlantic City displaces 15 people

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 … Read moreFire at rooming house in Atlantic City displaces 15 people

Pleasantville family of three lost everything in house fire

“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 … Read morePleasantville family of three lost everything in house fire