VENTNOR, N.J. (AP) — Fire officials say a blaze that injured two firefighters did more than $1 million damage to a New Jersey home.
The Press of Atlantic City reports that the fire at the three-story Ventnor Heights home was reported shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday.
Fire chief Michael Cahill says one firefighter had a ceiling collapse on his head and another injured his leg while maneuvering a hose line. Both were treated at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center and released.
Cahill said the blaze was difficult to fight as there were “hidden bodies of fire” within the 5,000- to 6,000-square-foot residence, which was burning in five or six different places. Cahill said it was “burned out pretty extensively in several areas.”
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