2-alarm fire at Atlantic Co. Apartment complex

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Firefighters were called to battle a two alarm fire and an apartment complex in Buena Borough, Atlantic County.

The fire broke out around 11:20 Saturday night at the Wheat Manor Apartments on the 100 block of South Avenue.

Authorities say flames were reported shooting from one of the apartments on the ground floor.

The flames quickly spread to the second floor before firefighters were able to get the upper hand.

The fire was brought under control in less than an hour but crews remained on the scene for several hours.

Smoke and water damage was reported in at least two other apartments.

There were no reports of any injuries but the Red Cross was called to assist displaced residents.

A cause for the fire in still under investigation.

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