ATLANTIC CITY — A fire displaced two families Tuesday morning.
Police called in the blaze at about 2:50 a.m. on the 900 block of North Kentucky Avenue, Fire Chief Dennis Brooks said.
The top floor of a three-story row house was burning. Firefighters were able to get the fire under control within about 20 minutes and no one was injured, Brooks said.
More than $100,000 in damage was done to the building, including water damage to the first and second floors. The fire is under investigation but does not appear suspicious, he said.
The families were inside at the time of the fire, which is believed to have started in a third-floor bedroom, Brooks said. They were able to get out, and no one was injured.
Three people were relocated by the Red Cross, Brooks said.
All the utilities have been shut off and the building is uninhabitable.
“We were concerned with fire spreading into the next dwelling because they're row homes,” Brooks said.
But by pulling the ceiling and taking other precautions, the fire was contained, he said.
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