City and county detectives are helping investigate three possible arsons at the same home in the past two weeks. “It appears to be suspicious and of a human act,” Fire Chief Scott Evans told BreakingAC on Monday. “They could be related.” The latest fire burned the home on the 800 block of North Drexel Avenue, and a car parked in the driveway just before 5 a.m. Monday, Evans said. The single-family home has been unoccupied since construction began
Atlantic City lost 10 veteran firefighters to retirement this week. But could still lose 80 more if the state gets its way. State oversee Jeff Chiesa has called for nearly halving the department, with about 100 less firefighters. But Judge Julio Mendez put those cuts on hold as a lawsuit filed by the fire union winds its way through court. The retirements of some of the longest-serving — and highest paid — firefighters will ultimately
Atlantic City firefighters quickly knocked down a balcony fire before it spread inside, the fire chief said. When a neighbor called in the fire at the Garden Apartmebts, flames were shooting off the second-floor balcony, Fire Chief Scott Evans said. Engine 3 quickly arrived and was able to knock the fire down before it spread inside, Evans said.
A two-vehicle crash ended with a car on its roof in the marsh off Route 30, with a person trapped inside Monday evening. The vehicles were heading west when one struck the median in Atlantic City, near the Absecon border, Atlantic City Fire Chief Scott EVans said. The vehicle took out a pole, flipped several times and landed on its roof. The driver was trapped inside the vehicle with the seat belt on, Evans said.