Fire breaks out in Sea Isle City, NJ

Mark Abrams
November 29, 2018 - 3:20 pm

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SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) —Two people suffered burns and smoke inhalation and an elderly resident is missing in a multi-alarm fire that raced through three duplex homes in Sea Isle City.

The fire broke out before noon in the first block of 54th Street near Landis Avenue today in the Cape May County, New Jersey, community.

Authorities say the two injured residents were taken to an area hospital for treatment.

The Cape May County Prosecutor's office say a third person, an elderly female resident of one of the homes, is unaccounted for.

The fire is believed to have started in one home that was not connected to the others. Flames fed by high winds then spread to homes on either side of the first home.

That first home was engulfed in flames and destroyed. The two others were severely damaged.

Firefighters from Sea Isle City, Ocean City, Strathmere, Avalon and Seaville fought the blaze for several hours.

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This story has been updated at 5:01 p.m. Thursday Nov. 29, 2018.