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4-alarm Pleasantville fire leaves 18 displaced, 2 firefighters injured
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4-alarm Pleasantville fire leaves 18 displaced, 2 firefighters injured

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A Monday night fire in Pleasantville displaced 18 as a building partially collapsed.

PLEASANTVILLE — A four-alarm fire Monday night displaced six families, totaling 18 people, after a building collapsed on Pleasant Avenue.

The Pleasantville Fire Department responded to a report of a fire at 11:48 p.m., fire Chief Eugene Wellington said Tuesday. Multiple companies assisted with the blaze at the building, which included a two-story auto parts warehouse.

According to a news release late Tuesday from fire Capt. Eric Moran, occupants were found hanging from the windows of the building and needed to be rescued.

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As many as 80 firefighters were at the scene, and two sustained minor injuries that were quickly treated, Wellington said.

The fire was declared under control just before 5 a.m. Tuesday, but crews remained on the scene putting out hotspots later in the morning, Moran said.

The Red Cross has provided temporary lodging, food and clothing for the displaced families.

The fire is under investigation by Pleasantville police and fire officials and the state Fire Marshal's Office.

The Atlantic City International Airport, Atlantic City, Absecon, Bayview, Brigantine, Cardiff, Cologne, Egg Harbor City, Elwood, Farmington, Laureldale, Linwood, Margate, Northfield, Pomona, Somers Point, South Egg Harbor, Ventnor and West Atlantic City fire departments; EMS squads from AtlantiCare, Egg Harbor Township, Galloway Township and TriCare; Atlantic County fire marshal; Atlantic County Fire Coordinators; Cardiff Ladies Auxiliary; New Jersey American Water; South Jersey Gas; Atlantic City Electric; Pleasantville Office of Emergency Management, public works and police; NJ Transit; Egg Harbor Township dispatch; and the Red Cross assisted.

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