ATLANTIC CITY — A fire Tuesday afternoon in a rooming house on the 400 block of Indiana Avenue displaced 15 residents, Fire Chief Scott Evans said.

Even though many rooms were occupied when the fire started, no residents or firefighters were injured, Evans said.

The fire, which was ruled accidental, was on the top floor in the attic and in the walls, Evans said. Firefighters cut two holes in the roof to gain access to the fire, he said.

The Fire Department responded with 25 firefighters; engines 2, 3 and 4; ladder 1; rescue 1; the air unit; and a safety officer, Evans said.

— Vincent Jackson

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