Tenants living in 15 units at the Budget Motel in Egg Harbor Township were displaced after a fire broke out at the Black Horse Pike complex Saturday, the owner and fire officials said.
“It appeared to have started on the first floor,” West Atlantic City Fire Chief Wally Bakely said of the blaze.
No one was inside the unit where the fire broke out and no one was injured, he said.
Firefighters from the West Atlantic City, Cardiff and Farmington volunteer fire companies arrived at the motel about 7:30 p.m., extinguishing the blaze in about 20 minutes, officials said.
Motel owner Dinesh Modh said he has managed the property for 10 years and was out of town at the time the fire began. He said he was alerted to the situation by a tenant. Two adults and two children were renting the unit that caught fire, Modh said.
Bakely said the motel did not have electricity at the time the fire began, and the cause of the blaze was being investigated by township officials.
The Red Cross also responded to the scene. The Black Horse Pike was closed in both directions for about an hour.
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