A fire in Absecon displaced residents of three apartments Tuesday night.

Absecon police said officers responded to a fire on Oyster Bay Road at 11:05 p.m. Tuesday. A fire had started in the laundry room of an apartment and spread to surrounding homes.

The city’s Fire Department extinguished the blaze and water damage was reported at three homes, police said. The residents were evacuated, police said.

The incident is under investigation. Anyone with additional information can contact the Absecon Police Department at 609-641-0667.