Prepping for Whitey's Funeral

Fire fighter Robert Mallory, Jr., of Absecon, washes the roof of Ladder 1 at the Pleasantville Fire Department, Thursday March 9, 2017, in preparation for the funeral of the late Atlantic County Fire Marshall Harold "Whitey" Swartz. Whitey served as Deputy Fire Chief in Pleasantville until 1989.

PLEASANTVILLE – First responders were called to the scene of a structure fire at the Skyline Condos early Tuesday morning.

At 5:12 a.m. Tuesday, firefighters from the Pleasantville Fire Department responded to the condos located at 700 N. Franklin Blvd and found an active fire in unit 306, which is located on the second floor.

The fire was contained to the one unit and was extinguished quickly.

There were no injuries, and the person who lives in the unit was not home at the time of the fire, according to Battalion Chief Gene Wellington.

However, unit 306 and several units around it were damaged because of water or heat.

The cause of the investigation is under investigation.

The Absecon, Northfield, and South Jersey Transportation Authority fire departments all assisted at the scene.

John DeRosier 

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I joined The Press in January 2016 after graduating from Penn State in December 2015. I was the sports editor for The Daily Collegian on campus which covered all 31 varsity sports and several club sports.

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