SEA ISLE CITY — Multiple fire companies worked quickly to put out a large fire in the city’s Fish Alley district Sunday.

At about 12:15 p.m., the fire broke out near a storage facility in the 300 block of 43rd Place, next to Two Chums bait, tackle and boat rental shop.

Fire crews were seen dousing a large diesel fuel container inside the burned-out shed.

Authorities helped rescue neighboring homeowner Carol Nicastro, 73, and her cat, Adolf, from a three-story building next to the blaze.

“I was on the third floor, and the air conditioning went on for some reason, and I looked and all these policemen were in my kitchen,” Nicastro said.

Police helped her safely evacuate the home, and she was treated by first responders for minor smoke inhalation.

Three buildings were damaged in the fire. Officials said the fire was out by 1 p.m.

“All things considered, it was an excellent response with all the firemen” said Sea Isle City Police Chief Tom McQuillen. “The system worked.”

The city’s police and volunteer fire company, along with the Strathmere, Ocean View, Avalon and Ocean City fire departments responded to the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

This is a developing story. Check back for updated coverage.

Contact: 609-272-7222 ddanzis@pressofac.com Twitter @ACPressDanzis

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I cover Atlantic City government and the casino industry since joining The Press in early 2018. I formerly worked as a politics & government reporter for NJ Herald and received the First Amendment: Art Weissman Memorial NJPA Award two years in a row.

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