ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — One person was injured and eight people displaced by a fast-moving fire that roared through a two-story rowhome in Atlantic City early Saturday.
Firefighters initially saw lots of smoke but no fire when they arrived around 1:15 a.m. But they soon saw flames shooting from the home when they went to the front of the building, which is directly behind another nearby house.READ MORE: CBS3 Mysteries: Father Of Man Who Marked Grim Milestone For Philly Wants Son To Be Remember More Than Number
Fire officials say the proximity of the homes made it difficult to battle the blaze, forcing them to stretch hoses through alleys and beside fences. The fire was extinguished in about 45 minutes, but caused about $100,000 in damage to the home where it started.
The attached rowhome and the other nearby residence only sustained minor damage.READ MORE: Upper Darby Chiropractor Charged With Sexually Abusing 9-Year-Old Girl During Exam
Authorities say the injured person was expected to fully recover.
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