An Atlantic City motel sustained about $150,000 in damage Sunday morning when a fire swept through three second-floor rooms.

Firefighters were called about 10 a.m. and found heavy smoke and flames coming from the second floor of the Knights Inn, 500 N. Albany Ave., Fire Chief Dennis Brooks said.

Brooks said Atlantic City police Sgt. Craig Mulhern, motel employee Felix Lopez and West Atlantic City volunteer firefighter Juan Alvilo helped evacuate the motel.

“This could have been much worse,” Brooks said.

A man and woman in one unit suffered burns, but they were treated at the scene and refused additional treatment, Brooks said. Two children with them, ages 5 and 9, were unharmed.

Units 239, 240 and 241 of the two-story brick motel were destroyed in the blaze, Brooks said. The cause of the fire remained under investigation Sunday.

He said 15 to 20 units were occupied at the time of the fire. No firefighters were injured. The fire was deemed under control about 10:25 a.m.

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