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Fire Severely Damages New Jersey Apartments, Displaces Three Families

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By Oren Lieberman

CLEMENTON, NJ. (CBS) — A fire in Gloucester Township, New Jersey destroyed two apartments and forced three families from their homes on Sunday afternoon.

The blaze happened at approximately 2:30 p.m. in the 600 building of Millbridge Apartments. Residents there were forced to evacuate the building prior to the arrival of police and fire officials.

The fire worked its way from the second floor to the first floor, completely damaging the apartments.

“One minute you have a home and then you have nothing,” said one resident. “We just stood there and watched our apartments burn up. We have nothing left.”

Three residents were treated for smoke inhalation and two firefighters were treated for minor burns sustained while battling the fire. The injured victims and one fire fighter were transported to a local hospital where they were treated and released.

The second fire fighter was treated on scene.

The three families that were displaced by the fire received assistance from the Camden County chapter of the American Red Cross.

The cause of the fire was under investigation by the Camden County Fire Marshall’s Office and the Chews Landing Fire Marshall’s Office.

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